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Beers of the Northern Rockies and the Northwest

By     |    Jul 19, 2012
Posted in: Bars, Booze, Beer, Etc., Idaho, Montana, Washington, Wyoming     |    1 Comment

Read the stats and we’re a Budweiser nation. Travel around, and it seems like nobody drinks the stuff. Milwaukee and the rest of Wisconsin is a Miller strong-hold that spreads into the surrounding area. Same with Yuengling and the Pennsylvania area and Coors and Colorado. Meanwhile, Upstate New York loves its Labatt Blue. The only place that seems to support Bud is St. Louis – no surprise there. So what gets […]

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Morning Glory Pool.

11 More Crazy Yellowstone Pictures

By     |    Jun 29, 2012
Posted in: Montana, Parks, Wyoming     |    3 Comments

Man, we took a lot of pics in Yellowstone! Here are my favorites — I didn’t get through them fast enough to add to Lisa’s post.

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Stormy days make the best sunsets.

Cooking dinner in a downpour

By     |    Jun 28, 2012
Posted in: Montana, Wyoming     |    1 Comment

It had been raining all day our last day in Yellowstone. Instead of mobbing the trails and geyers, people were hunkered down in the campgrounds, and we weren’t able to get a spot on the west side of the park. So we left the park and found a great National Forest campground north of West Yellowstone, MT (great name: Baker’s Hole, referring to the fishing, of course). It finally stopped […]

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Tai Chi photography and a gent posing.

Yellowstone Wildlife, Human Edition

By     |    Jun 27, 2012
Posted in: Montana, Parks, Wyoming     |    1 Comment

Yellowstone is a zoo without fences. People treat it like a zoo too. They’re crazy here. They’ll walk right up to a buffalo almost, assuming it’s tame, gentle, pet-able. Insanity indeed. Here’s what we saw.

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Beautiful, beautiful Lower Yellowstone Falls. Always an amazing sight.

Yellowstone National Park: Beautiful Insanity

By     |    Jun 27, 2012
Posted in: Parks, Wyoming     |    No Comments

There’s no place on earth like Yellowstone National Park. I love the smell of sulfur drifting from the geysers, hot springs, and mudpots. I love walking around the geyser basins’ alien landscape. The stinky steam has a calming effect on me, like a spa trip. Which is a good thing, because Yellowstone is insane. Way too many people. Each day I had a tolerance that steadily wore away, until I wanted […]

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I know it's just a regular old squirrel, but it's pretty damn cute.

Spring Babies in the Tetons and Yellowstone

By     |    Jun 26, 2012
Posted in: Parks, Wyoming     |    No Comments

June is spring in the Tetons and Yellowstone. There’s still plenty of snow on the ground and new snow threatens regularly. Night temps dip into the 30s. There are spring flowers, fresh green tips on pine trees, and squirrels shoving as much food into their faces as they possibly can. And there are babies, baby animals everywhere! Paul says the Tetons and Yellowstone are zoos without fences. It’s true. These […]

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Down the road from Kelly, WY.

Kelly, WY: J-Hole Adjacent and Wonderful

By     |    Jun 25, 2012
Posted in: Wyoming     |    No Comments

Kelly, Wyoming is not a big town. There are only a handful of houses and only a single private business — a coffee shop / store / firewood emporium across the street from the seemingly pointless Post Office. On the Post Office is a bulletin board where the community posts messages. There’s a married couple looking for a place to live, some stuff for sale, etc. Kelly is adjacent to two things that make […]

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Old Cooter’s Laundry & Shower Co.

By     |    Jun 25, 2012
Posted in: Wyoming     |    No Comments

“Hey there, young man, got some dirty laundry? Step right up and use one of the machines and Old Cooter’s Laundry & Shower Co. Guaranteed to get your whites whiter and your brights brighter, they are. Yes, sir, they are indeed. We’re a regular Tetons institution, we are, right outside Cooter Bay! “Oh, you’ve already got a load going? Well, let me just switch that over to a cold wash. […]

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Buffalo, barn, (base of) Tetons.

Grand Tetons Photography: Easier Than We Thought

By     |    Jun 25, 2012
Posted in: Parks, Wyoming     |    No Comments

There are so many awesome photos of the Grand Tetons. They’re amazing mountains. And then there are the ones with that barn, that perfectly shaped and aged bar in the foreground. Others have snow and fog and buffalo as well. There are a lot of fantastic pictures of the park … because it’s fantastically easy to get a good photo. The place is just photogenic. All the beautiful stuff is […]

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