Category: West

Tuolumne meadows – pct 11/1/19

November 1, 2019 Tuolumne Meadows – Pacific Crest Trail Yosemite National Park 1.5 miles Not sure why I didn’t include this in my original Yosemite postings from last fall, but hey, better late than never. Court and I were in Yosemite for Greg and…

Tuolumne Grove – Yosemite NP 11/2/19

Saturday, November 2, 2019 Tuolumne Grove – Yosemite NP Ian and Court 3 miles For a quick hike before Greg and Cat’s wedding, we headed down to Tuolumne Grove to see some sequoias. Court and I first experienced the majesty that these trees convey…

Mist Trail – Vernal and Nevada Falls – Yosemite NP 10/31/19

Thursday, October 31, 2019 Mist Trail – Vernal and Nevada Falls – Yosemite NP Ian, Court, Kelly, Ryan 10 miles This hike is the beginning of what would have been our hike to Half Dome, but as I mentioned in the last post, we…

Mt Hoffmann – Yosemite NP 10/30/19

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Mt. Hoffmann – Yosemite NP – trail to May Lake and unofficial trail to summit Ian, Court, Greg, Todd, Kelly, and Ryan 6.3 miles Well, today was supposed to be the day we were going to climb Half Dome with…

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve – Carmel, CA 10/27/19

Sunday, October 27, 2019 Point Lobos State Natural Reserve Ian and Court On the way out to Yosemite for Cat and Greg’s wedding, we spent a few nights in Carmel. We had gone to Monterey three years earlier before our Sequoia trip, but didn’t…

Yellowstone NP – Mystic Falls Hike and Old Faithful 6/7/19

Friday, June 7, 2019 Yellowstone NP – Mystic Falls Hike and Old Faithful Mystic Falls – 3.5 miles We woke up early again to try and get to Grand Prismatic Spring, which I was super excited about, but it was too steamy to see…

Yellowstone NP – Norris Geyser Basin and Lake Yellowstone 6/6/19

Thursday, June 6, 2019 Yellowstone NP – Norris Geyser Basin and Lake Yellowstone We drove from Canyon Village over to the Norris Geyser Basin on our way to Old Faithful. This side of the park was really interesting and definitely had the most geothermal…

Yellowstone NP – Brink of the Lower Falls and Ribbon Lake 6/6/19

Thursday, June 6, 2019 Yellowstone NP – Brink of the Lower Falls and Ribbon Lake hike Ian, Court, and Doc About 4.5 miles total Another early wake up call had us at the Brink of the Lower Falls trail head with only one other…

Yellowstone NP – Lamar River Valley and Mammoth Hot Springs 6/5/19

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Yellowstone NP – Lamar River Valley and Mammoth Hot Springs We woke up at 4:30am to make the 1.5 hour drive to the Lamar River Valley and catch the animals at sunrise. I was super tired, but it was beautiful…

Yellowstone NP – West Thumb Geyser Basin and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone 6/4/19

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Yellowstone NP – West Thumb Geyser Basin and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone We drove from Teton Village to the south entrance of Yellowstone National Park via the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Parkway and had to wait in line about…