Hiking, Travel, Vacation

Immersed in Baja

Mama and her calf surfaced close enough for us to feel their presence on our skin and spirit. This unforgettable Baja experience was made possible by local hosts at Backroads. Visit the http://www.Backroads.com site for details such as, price, world-wide locations and accommodations for your trip. The curious nature of grey whales allow for close… Continue reading Immersed in Baja

Hiking, Travel

Glacier – 10 Reasons to Visit

It's a magical place that welcomed 3.3 million people in 2017, but still offers solitude. You'll love the crystal-clear mountain lakes, picturesque Flathead River and waterfalls that beckon via beautiful trails. Your odds of spotting wildlife, including baby critters are excellent. In this article, you'll find plenty inspiration and information that will help make your… Continue reading Glacier – 10 Reasons to Visit

Glacier Park Trails, Hiking

Siyeh Pass to Sunrift Gorge

A stunning Preston Park, brimming with bright-yellow Glacier Lilies offers a hint of what's to come on this trail. We crossed a beautiful stream and enjoyed epic mountain views throughout this journey. The reward is worth the rocky ascent up and over Siyeh Pass.  To begin your journey, park at the Siyeh Bend parking lot.… Continue reading Siyeh Pass to Sunrift Gorge

Hiking, Travel

Dawson Pass, Glacier NP

View from Dawson Pass This trail starts at the Two Medicine Lake campground and follows the shoreline, until you start a long, hard uphill climb for a rewarding 13 mile roundtrip adventure. We parked by the trailhead at the back of the campground and took the trail from that point. The trail starts level, has… Continue reading Dawson Pass, Glacier NP

Hiking, Travel

Rainbow Ridge North Rim, Grand Canyon

We traveled from Fences Point to our turn-around at Locust Point to complete a section of the larger 22 mile Rainbow Ridge trail. Stunning views are visible along the rim throughout the journey. I consider this an easy trek, as there is not a lot of elevation gain. Why North Rim? The North Rim offers… Continue reading Rainbow Ridge North Rim, Grand Canyon

Hiking, Travel

Hermitage Point Trail from Colter Bay, Grand Teton National Park

You've got to add Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park to your list of places to visit! If you've got the time, they are close enough together to experience the best of both parks. There are some awesome views for a great deal of this trail from Colter Bay. This 10 mile round-trip trail is… Continue reading Hermitage Point Trail from Colter Bay, Grand Teton National Park

Hiking, Travel

Sky Pond in Rocky Mountain NP

Sky Pond is special because of the journey. Join us for what was the hardest trail we've taken. You'll find the rewards are well worth the journey. Jim and I love getting out into the wilderness, but we respect the wild and the creatures who call it home. Us, we're just visitors. We leave no… Continue reading Sky Pond in Rocky Mountain NP

Glacier Park Trails, Hiking, Travel

Firebrand Pass in Glacier National Park

Pick up Jake Bramante's Glacier National Park Day Hikes guide at http://www.hike734.com to find this awesome trail. We parked, then crossed railroad tracks to find the trail head for this fun adventure. The parking area is below the road. The beginning of this trail in September 2016 was muddy and had lots of snow at… Continue reading Firebrand Pass in Glacier National Park

Hiking, Travel

Home Exchange to Switzerland

We spent the day with the parents of our exchange family. Experiencing Switzerland through the eyes of locals was exciting, interesting and very special. This trip to Switzerland was our first home exchange through http://www.homeexchange.com. It's a fantastic way to see and experience the world. Today I'll share information and pictures of our Exchange home… Continue reading Home Exchange to Switzerland