Avalanche Peak: The Ultimate Yellowstone Hike

A hike to add to the list: Avalanche Peak My fiancee Simon and I are both big hikers, and are attempting to cover as many trails in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem as possible. One that we test out every year is Avalanche Peak – across from … [Read more...]

Who’s afraid of the big, bad…um…sandhill crane?

Firstly, let me apologize for the quality of these images. I had no intention of doing any photography on that hot, bright Yellowstone afternoon. When my fiancee Jill and I camp in Yellowstone, we usually have very early mornings and very late … [Read more...]

How (not) to shoot a buffalo

When it comes to buffalo, I am a bit of a novice. My previous experience was limited to a "sighting" outside Manhattan, Kansas, where the buffalo that became visible just before dawn turned out to be metal cutouts. Knowing this, my friends cautioned … [Read more...]

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

As a wilderness adventurer, I'm drawn to places off the beaten path. I enjoy the piece and quiet the wilderness offers. I enjoy standing atop a summit, all by myself, with the (incorrect) feeling that I was the first to conqueror the mountain. I … [Read more...]

Blondielocks and the Three Bears

We saw a mass of cars filling a parking lot near the petrified tree. Previously, where there were cars big critters were making an appearance. Parking the car near a National Park film crew van we made our way down a wooded path getting excited for … [Read more...]

Grand Prismatic Spring – A ridge scramble for a view of a lifetime

While visiting Yellowstone National Park with another family, we decided to see the Grand Prismatic Spring, but not from the boardwalk that is adjacent to it. I had seen a lot of pictures online and most of them were too close to really experience … [Read more...]

Yellowstone National Park’s Old Faithful Inn

With Old Faithful as the backdrop, Yellowstone National Park’s Old Faithful Inn is an awesome place to stay. It’s an easy walk from the Inn to all of the geysers in this geyser basin, including Old Faithful. Bison are a part of the geyser basin … [Read more...]

Bighorn sheep in Yellowstone National Park

I'd look this cool and collected if I were a bighorn sheep.  Their noggins are built for impact and their sure footed alpinists.  They make better mountain dwellers than we do that's for sure. My wife was 8 months pregnant with our first son who … [Read more...]