Yellowstone National Park’s Season of Snow and Steam – Why You Should Visit Cody Yellowstone in Winter
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Yellowstone National Park’s Season of Snow and Steam – Why You Should Visit Cody Yellowstone in Winter

Yellowstone National Park is the second most visited national park in the United States. Over four million people a year visit it, with 4.8 million visiting in 2021. Most of those visitors go in summer or early fall. Only 5% of visitors go in winter. As I rode in on a snow machine I quickly … Continue reading

Hike to the Petrified Forest in Theodore Roosevelt National Park
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Hike to the Petrified Forest in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota has the third highest concentration of petrified wood in the United States. A friend who lived in Medora for awhile suggested my cousin, Susan, and I do this hike while we were there exploring the national park. Getting There:  The trailhead is on the western side of the … Continue reading

The Sweatshirt You Need and It Benefits National Parks, Forests and Public Lands
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The Sweatshirt You Need and It Benefits National Parks, Forests and Public Lands

As I’m writing this, it’s raining with temperatures in the mid-50s in Denver.  It’s the perfect day for a sweatshirt and dreaming of hiking in national parks.  If you’re hiking or camping this summer, this sweatshirt is a great addition to your adventure wardrobe because even in summer, it gets chilly at night in the … Continue reading

5 Tips to Visiting Popular National Parks and Avoiding Crowds
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5 Tips to Visiting Popular National Parks and Avoiding Crowds

  While spending several days exploring Greater Zion, I wanted to share my 5 tips to visiting popular national parks and avoiding crowds.  Zion Canyon is the most popular area in Zion National Park.  The majority of visitors only go there.  But there’s so much more to see and that’s the case with other popular … Continue reading

5 Lesser Known National Park Gems and Tips to Avoiding Crowds
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5 Lesser Known National Park Gems and Tips to Avoiding Crowds

If you’re already planning for spring, summer and fall travel, getting in the outdoors might be high on your list.  Popular national parks like Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone and Grand Canyon can be packed in summer, especially in July and August.  There are 423 national park sites, including the 63 national parks.  Here are some tips … Continue reading