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Yellowstone National Park in winter; no crowds, stunning wildlife!

American eagle feasts on carrion near the Madison River

Yellowstone National Park: A wonderland where animals are spectacular, crowds non-existent!                         On this trip to Yellowstone National Park, we approached West Yellowstone from the northwest on Hwy. 287 (coming down from Whitefish/Glacier National Park, MT) along the Madison River, where several fly-fisherman and [...]

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Freshen your bucket list for US travel in 2016

Couple sits on edge of Canyonlands National Park, gazing at the Colorado and Green Rivers that intersect here.

While we central Californians are blessed by close proximity to the American West’s incredible spaces, there is a whole world just outside our door. With a New Year, take the time to update your bucket list of US and worldly travel destinations.  Here are our favorites to whet your appetite. With 2016 marking the 100th [...]

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Montana’s Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks, scenic, cold and uncrowded in winter!

Old Faithful Geyser erupts at dusk, to a crowd of two, my spouse and I!

        Last January,  we headed to Whitefish, MT, to join a group of ski patrol friends to ski at Whitefish Mountain (formerly, Big Mountain), tour into Glacier National Park and make our way south to Yellowstone National Parks.  I suggest such a winter trip should be on the bucket list for any [...]

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Grand Teton National Park: Monumental mountains, abundant wildlife and wild rivers make for great vacations!

The tram pulling into Jackson Hole Ski Resort can whisk visitors to 10,100 feet in 14 minutes - right into the heart of the Teton Range!

  The Grand Teton rises majestically in front of large herd of bison in early summer! Old Faithful Geyser thrills Yellowstone visitors with eruptions every 60 to 90 minutes that can reach 150 feet! With a neighbor like Yellowstone Park just to the north, it takes a big country to match up to that grandeur.  [...]

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Wyoming and Montana, two of our most scenic and inspiring states!

The Grand Teton frames a herd of bison in Grant Teton National Park (yes, snows on the peaks in early summer can make for cold nights!).

The tram at Jackson Hole Ski Resort will whisk visitors from valley to 10,100 feet in 14 minutes! Old Faithful Geyser, erupting every 60 to 90 minutes, never ceases to amaze visitors! The Grand Teton frames a herd of bison in Grant Teton National Park (yes, snows on the peaks in early summer can make [...]

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Yellowstone National Park: Old Faithful, hundreds of thermal features, stunning mountains make this year your time to visit America’s oldest national park!

A large herd of bison are framed by the Grand Teton range, just south of Yellowstone Park last summer.

A large herd of bison are framed by the Grand Teton range, just south of Yellowstone Park last summer. Deep blue hot spring on Firehole Lake Drive offers wonderous viewing for young and old; it is right off the roadway! Boardwalk around thermal features at Firehole Lake Drive offers easy and handicapped access. Quake Lake, [...]

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Yellowstone Park: Winter splendor, no crowds make it a special place! (Part 3 of 3 part series)

A bull bison just off the Old Faithful boardwalk searches for something to eat Old Faithful Geyser erupts every 70 to 80 minutes; though in winter you might have the view all to yourself (vs. summer with thousands watching!) Snow coaches like these at Madison Junction, and snowmobiles, are the only transportation into Yellowstone Park [...]

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What -38 degrees looks like! A very cold Yellowstone National Park and West Yellowstone (Part II of III installments)

After a scenic 1100 mile drive to Whitefish, MT to ski with old friends and a side trip to explore Glacier National Park, it was time to head south to West Yellowstone and Yellowstone National Park.  We had visited West Yellowstone and gone into the Old Faithful area of the park five years earlier in [...]

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