Lots of lake hikes, a black bear, and a Decalibron

Good afternoon from Colorado! What a wonderful week. We packed it full of epic hikes, tons of wildlife sightings, and good times spent with friends. Today we're on our way back east with clear heads, tired muscles, and an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for everything we've had the opportunity to experience this summer. We visited Rocky Mountain National Park this week, which we didn't even include on our original list of places to stop, but after visiting, you should add it to yours!  Hidden Falls Inspiration Point View of Tetons from Cascade Canyon Lake Solitude Teton Sunset Day 1- Today we decided to make up for one of the rainy days spent “indoors” last week and sneak one more hike in at Grand Teton National Park. This was a highly rated hike that I was really excited about. It started out in a unique way by taking a shuttle boat across the gorgeous Jenny Lake that offered great views of the Tetons. We could have hiked around the lake, but the journey was already 15 m

Sunrise adventures, Farkle, and a bison safari

Good morning from Yellowstone! We have a guest star joining us this week, although he is not stuck in our big blue truck, Sean brought his own vehicle to live in. Our caravan has been having the best time traveling throughout Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks this week. It is quite spectacular here...Yellowstone is simply unlike anything I have ever seen and the Grand Tetons are aptly named, grand in every sense of the word. They tower above all other mountains in the area and are stunning in their jagged shape, snow-spotted crags, and prominence.  Day 1 Grand Teton National Park- We had a very windy night's sleep prior to rolling into Gros Ventre Campground on Monday morning, so the team was in mediocre shape. It was also raining and the outdoors was not the most inviting, so we decided to have a tasty lunch at our campground and then take a solid nap in our vehicles. When we woke up it had magically turned into a sunny day, so we found a short lake hike to check out near