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 – 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 – Rocky Mountain NP

Glacier Park Trails, Hiking, Travel

Firebrand Pass – Glacier National Park

If you're planning a trip to Glacier National Park, I recommend that you purchase Jake Bramante's Glacier National Park Day Hikes guide at http://www.hike734.com. In his guide you will find the best trails, their distance and elevation changes. It also helps you find trails like this one, which is a little off the beaten path,… Continue reading Firebrand Pass – 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 about Home Exchange, as well as… Continue reading Home Exchange to Switzerland

Glacier Park Trails, Hiking

Swiftcurrent Pass – Glacier National Park

Many Glacier offers lots of fantastic outdoor adventures, but we LOVE Swiftcurrent Pass. This trail is one of our all-time favorite trails! Pack a lunch and plenty of snacks for a day filled with incredible views and lots of wildlife. Take the Swiftcurrent Pass trail from Many Glacier Hotel. You'll explore a beautiful chain of… Continue reading Swiftcurrent Pass – Glacier National Park