Category Archives: Mountain West (Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado)

Whitefish, MT, is winter hub for skiing, dog sledding and Glacier National Park

Whitefish Mountain towers over old Great Northern Raliway bus, beside the Stumptown Museum, downtown Whitefish. Group of Spokane, WA skiers prepares to hit slopes of Whitefish Mountain Resort. Dog Sled Adventures (Olney, MT) heads out with two tourists for a 1.5 hour sled tour of Montana forests. Bison cross the Lamar River, Lamar Valley, just […]

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Glacier, Yellowstone National Parks in winter splendor!

Going to the Sun Highway, closed in winter but for snowshoers and cross-country skiers, at Lake McDonald Lodge inside Glacier Park; Logan Pass just 21 miles ahead! Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park, looking northeast from Going to the Sun Highway. Bighorn sheep ram poses for photo in Gardiner, Montana, just north of the park entrance. […]

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Two people, 63 days, 12,000 miles, nine Canadian provinces, 23 states, just $4400!

RCMP officer Walsh was delighted to share insights as to Canada’s Ottawa Parliament, and best place for Premier Trudeau sightings! Peggy’s Cove on the Nova Scotia coast, simply stunning. However, a big tourist draw; be prepared to share the road to this pretty place! Cherrystone Clam Linguini, locally sourced, made by Susan at our Acadia […]

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Must-do trips in the western United States for 2019

Landscape Arch, with author and spouse Susan, spans over 300 feet in Arches National Park. It is one of 2,000 arches throughout the park! Cedar Breaks National Monument offers views of its eerie hoodoos without the crowds that jam nearby national parks. Grand Coulee Dam (with our Scotty trailer) was the world’s largest concrete project […]

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Our national parks in dead of winter; a once-in-a-lifetime must-do!

Trumpeter Swans in Yellowstone’s Firehole River near Old Faithful area. Buffalo and calf, Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone Park. Lake McDonald Lodge, closed in winter, marks end of the Going to Sun Highway. Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park, taken from Going to the Sun Highway. Spend the night in a caboose at the Issac Walton […]

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Touring the “Mile-High City” of Denver and central Colorado

Author, under the Rocky Mountain High Dispensary sign (Colorado an early state to allow recreational marijuana sales) The Blue Bear, a true photo op, at Denver’s Colorado Convention Center (photo courtesy of Visit Denver). The archway to the lovely and historic downtown of Golden, in foothills of Rockies above Denver, a gold rush town and […]

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Visit Rocky Mountain National Park, as fall moves into winter…

Rockies to the northwest, looking from the Many Parks Curve area on Hwy. 36. Hikers set off on snowy trail into Hidden Valley in the park. Rockies to southwest of the park show snow descending at elevations above 9,000 feet. A splash of color remains at lower elevations of the park as winter approaches. Find […]

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Upgrading from tent or car-camping to a new or classic travel trailer

A sleek Casita trailer, at Bryce Canyon National Park. A-liner Ranger trailer, a hard-sided pop-up, at Death Valley National Park. Classy old Shasta trailer, shot at Fallen Leaf Lake, CA. Vintage Airstream trailer and its equally classy tow vehicle, Fallen Leaf Lake, near South Lake Tahoe. Author’s ’64 Serro Scotty trailer with Yosemite Falls in […]

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Utah’s Arches and Canyonlands National Parks; side trip to Grand Canyon North Rim

Author and spouse Susan pose in front of Landscape Arch, spanning well over 300 feet with its delicate arch. Arches Park visitors trek fo Sand Dune Arch on short, flat trail through slot canyon. Our Horsethief Campground, maintained by the BLM just outside Canyonlands, was scene of several evocative sunsets.  John Wesley Powell pioneered the […]

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Spectacular Utah: awe-inspiring Bryce Canyon and Capital Reef National Parks

Natural Bridge in Bryce Canyon NP. Ascending The Wall trail amongst rock escarpments and strange Hoodoos. Tourists hike up Grand Wash in Capitol Reef NP.Bryce Canyon. Spires climb skyward from Capitol Reef National Park in Utah. Watertank holes, up a dry wash from Grand Wash in Capitol Reef NP, is site where I slipped and […]

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