Tetons, Yellowstone, Badlands 2014

Tetons & Yellowstone – Travel Days

In mid April, Janet and I took a week long road trip out to the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone and The Badlands.  This was about as early in the season as you would want to do this trip – many of the trails were still closed and most still had snow … Continue reading

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Tetons & Yellowstone – Taggart and Bradley Lakes

Having successfully made it through the night without becoming human popsicles, we headed to the general store and ranger station.  The store had a surprisingly large array of camping gear.  The ranger station had a nice fire going, which would have been nice to sit by, but there was hiking … Continue reading

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Tetons & Yellowstone – Hidden Falls

Day two’s Teton destination was Hidden Falls.  We got a little later start because we had to pack up the tent and move out of camp.  It was a clearer day, so we swung by the Jenny Lake scenic drive for some more pictures (and to let it warm up … Continue reading

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Tetons & Yellowstone – Mammoth Hot Springs

We had a leisurely start to the day packing up all the items that we had laid out to dry and charge the night before, the stopping at the Walmart in Cody for foodstuffs and getting gas.  We got back into Yellowstone through the East entrance (#1 on the map). … Continue reading

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Tetons & Yellowstone – Norris Basin

Day two in Yellowstone we started with a visit to the Norris Basic Geysers (#4).  This, as you may be able to predict from the name, is right next to our campground.  We arrived pretty early and were among only a few vehicles in the lot when we got there. … Continue reading

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Tetons & Yellowstone – Yellowstone Falls

We started out the day with the plan to go see Yellowstone Falls and Artist’s Point (#3).  The ranger told us that there was 6ft of snow on the trail, but we figured he was just being cautious and we’d go regardless, like we had in the Tetons. On our … Continue reading

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Tetons & Yellowstone – Mt. Washburn

We woke up and took some time to pack up camp as this was move-out day.  We were basically just going to head out the Northeast entrance to the park stopping for whatever we found along the way. First find, ignoring the road side bison that we shot some pics … Continue reading

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Tetons & Yellowstone – Badlands National Park

On the up-side, the campground in the Badlands had showers.  On the down-side, they were cold.  We did a variety of shorter trails on the second day. Cliff Shelf Trail – a shorter loop following a boardwalk through juniper trees with a geologic slump. Door Trail – a three quarter … Continue reading

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Tetons & Yellowstone – Travel Itinerary

Day Itinerary Time Notes Animal Log Friday Drive Chicago to Sidney, NB (13hr) Daytime Drive9AM – 10PM No way to avoid spending day of driving, just enjoy the scenery PronghornGeeseTurkeyCowsDonkeysHorses Saturday More driving (8hr)Sierra Trading Post 9AM – 7PM Sierra Trading Post was worth the visit and we still made … Continue reading

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