Saturday, March 9, 2013

Yellowstone! Getting disconnected & rejuvenated.

Geothermal reflections in YellowstoneVery few places are as magical to me as Yellowstone National Park.  Callie claims that she can physically watch the stress melt off my face at the very moment we drive through the entry to the park ;-)  I truly do love this remote back-country park and especially love that no one's phone, tablet, or WiFi works throughout most of the park.The family standing near the Lower Geyser Basin This was our latest family trip over Fall Break.  West Yellowstone is about a 6 hour drive from our house in Provo.  In the shoulder seasons you can usually find a hotel with a pool, hot tub, and breakfast for around $100/night.  If you would like details on where we stayed and advice on how to plan your trip, please comment on this post or message me.


View of Midway Geyser Basin from mountain top

 A little hiking can give you a completely different perspective than just seeing things from the road or even on the walkways around the geothermic features. Midway Geyser Basin is so much more striking from above than it was from ground level.  This was only about a mile hike from the car.

Gavin standing at the base of Fairy Falls only about another mile and a half on the same trail system as the one we took to get the aerial view of Midway Geyser Basin.  Don't be afraid to hike a little.  We saw incredible things we had never seen before by getting out of the car and hiking--and it doesn't take that much hiking to see things everyone else is unfortunately going to miss.


There is more to share about this trip, so I will continue Yellowstone on my next post too.


I would love to get your feedback on this post as well as the blog.  Please let me know what you think and if there are specific things you would like me to cover that I haven't.


Do yourself and your family/friends a favor and put Yellowstone National Park on your list of places to visit!


  1. Great blog! Glad we got to share this wonderful trip! Keep blogging!

  2. Thank you Kaye. Having you and Riley there was awesome for us. Everyone should be so lucky to have friends, adventurers, and even Entomologists like you two with them on a trip to Yellowstone. We love you guys!