Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park

Redwood National and State Parks covers over 40 miles of Coastline and  131,000 acres of forests, dunes, ferns, and prairie lands.  Protected and loved, the world’s tallest trees abide here, the majestic Coast Redwoods. We’re…

Zion National Park

Zion National Park

Zion is a fairly small national park covering 229 sq. miles, but it is wildly popular with almost 3,000,000 visitors per year.  As a result its hard to find an area that isn’t teaming with…

Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park

I doubt that Homesteader Ebenezer Bryce expected his name to be remembered in such a stupendous way.  Born in Scotland, he converted to Mormonism and after being disowned by his family moved to America, then…

Cedar Breaks National Monument

Cedar Breaks National Monument

The Paiute people named the area “The Place Where the Rocks are Sliding Down All the Time.”  This is a much more descriptive and accurate name than Cedar Breaks.  The trees in the area are…

The North Rim of The Grand Canyon

The North Rim of The Grand Canyon

What’s 277 miles long, 18 miles wide and a mile deep?  The Grand Canyon of course. We visited on October 11, 2015.  It was the last week that the lodge, restaurants and shops were open….

Dinosaur National Monument, Utah

Dinosaur National Monument, Utah

  Dinosaurs are found in many parts of the world, but what makes this area in northeastern Utah distinct is that the bones of so many different types of dinosaurs are concentrated in one area….

Last Day at Grand Teton Natl. Park

Last Day at Grand Teton Natl. Park

These gorgeous Trumpeter Swans visit the marshland that runs along Hwy. 191 in The National Elk Refuge right outside Jackson, Wyoming almost every evening at sundown.  The trumpeter swans are the largest water fowl in…

Its Getting Cold in Wyoming!

Its Getting Cold in Wyoming!

Its Getting Cold in Wyoming! We had a rainy day in the campground, which cleared out the smoke from the fires in California, and it was snowing in the mountains above Jackson Hole.  This made…

Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park

  We spent almost 2 weeks in this amazing area.  When we first arrived we spent the first full day just riding through the park.   We ate lunch by a Two Oceans Lake, then…

Craters of the Moon National Monument
Mount St. Helens National Monument

Mount St. Helens National Monument

  We visited Mount Saint Helens National Monument on August 18, 2015.  There was smoke obscuring the scenery from wildfires in the surrounding areas.  The whole west coast and Canada are on fire this summer….

Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park

On August 17, 2015, we visited Mount Rainier National Park for the first time.  There is something exciting about seeing a national park for the first time.  Our goal, although we know its a long…

Looking for the Blue Moon over Quinault Lake
The Hoh Rainforest Area

The Hoh Rainforest Area

Ruby Beach Last Monday, July, 22, 2015, we returned to The Olympic National Park to see The Hoh Rainforest.  We traveled north from Hoquiam, Washington, up Hwy. 101 and stopped for lunch at Ruby Beach….

Freeing the Elwha River

Freeing the Elwha River

Comin’ Home!   On our last day before leaving Port Angeles we drove into Olympic National Park to see the Madison Creek Falls.  Its an easy, paved, wheelchair accessible walkway up to the foot of…

The Sol Duc Falls

The Sol Duc Falls

A River Divided On Friday, July 10, 2015, we continued our attempt to see as many waterfalls in the Olympic National Park as possible.  The trail is at the end of Sol Duc Hot Springs…

All Around Port Angeles Area

All Around Port Angeles Area

The Dungeness Spit, Marymere Falls and a Birthday Dinner We had a whirlwind day on Thursday, July 9, 2015.  We arrived in Port Angeles last weekend thinking we could extend our stay if we liked…

The Murhut Falls Trail

The Murhut Falls Trail

The Murhut Falls Trail, Duckabush River Valley Olympic National Forest We finished our touring of the Hood Canal Area on Thursday, July 2, 2015.  The last hike we took was in the Duckabush Valley, where…

A Day in the Hood Canal Area

A Day in the Hood Canal Area

The Ranger Hole Trail in Duckabush River Valley, Olympic National Forest I went back through our many photos of the last two weeks, and found that I left out a day trip we did with…

The Hamma Hamma River Valley

The Hamma Hamma River Valley

  Its just Bruce & I again.  The girls went home on Saturday.  We have one more week in this area.  We’ll be moving to Point Angeles, Washington where we plan to keep exploring Washington…

Hurricane Ridge, Olympic Natl. Park

Hurricane Ridge, Olympic Natl. Park

On Top of Washington State We traveled up to Hurricane Ridge from Hoodsport, Washington while our younger daughter and her niece were visiting. Its a pretty long ride, but we arrived in the afternoon and…

The Staircase, Olympic National Park

The Staircase, Olympic National Park

Cushman Lake & a Hike at The Staircase in Olympic National Park We’re in Hoodsport, Washington now.  Maura, our granddaughter is visiting and soon our daughter Victoria will arrive.  We have a lot to see…

Newberry National Volcanic Monument

Newberry National Volcanic Monument

<a href=”http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/13926313/?claim=5mwdhnvw877″>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a> Bruce and I are slowly making our way north after leaving California and have taken a couple of weeks to visit the area around Bend, Oregon.  We’re staying in…

Lassen National Park, What Lies Beneath

Lassen National Park, What Lies Beneath

If You Want to See What’s Below the Ground You’re Walking On, Take a Trip to Lassen [epa-album id=”251″ show_title=”false” display=”excerpt”] Alpine Flowers Flowers adorn the hills, trails, meadows and roads.  They thrive in the…