How To, Lists

How To: not be a jerk while camping

I’ve been thinking for a while now that I should mix things up a bit on here. While I never tire of talking about my adventures, I’m sure you all tire of reading about them at times. And over the years, I’ve gained more than just photos from my outdoor experiences. I’ve gained knowledge. So… Continue reading How To: not be a jerk while camping

Montana, Travels

Puddles, mud, and freezing cold water – Golden Trout Lakes, Montana

The following weekend, my mom and I headed up into the Gallatin Mountains for our next hiking adventure: Golden Trout Lakes. This is actually a collection of three lakes; we just went to the main one. The trailhead for Golden Trout Lakes is located off of US Highway 191 south of Bozeman, Montana. Turn onto… Continue reading Puddles, mud, and freezing cold water – Golden Trout Lakes, Montana

Montana, Travels

Get Lost in Montana – Lost Creek State Park

Spring in Montana is always a bit of an unknown in terms of the weather. Snow, rain, hail, sunshine, and anything in between is usually in the forecast. Sometimes simultaneously. But if there’s one thing you can count on, it’s that it will snow on the first day of high school track season. That was… Continue reading Get Lost in Montana – Lost Creek State Park

Travels, US National Parks, Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park (part VII) – The Northern Section

Well, we’re here. The final post in my Yellowstone National Park saga. Today I’m going to focus on the only remaining section of the park – the northernmost portion. I concluded my previous post at Tower-Roosevelt Junction. From here, the park road travels west to Mammoth Hot Springs and east to the northeast park entrance… Continue reading Yellowstone National Park (part VII) – The Northern Section

US National Parks, Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park (part VI) – Seven Mile Hole

As I promised at the end of my last post, today I bring you the second ever Handstands Around the World guest post, once again courtesy of my mom! She had so much fun writing the last one that she offered to do another. Well, the only person I know who has been to Yellowstone… Continue reading Yellowstone National Park (part VI) – Seven Mile Hole

Travels, US National Parks, Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park (part V) – Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Today we’re going to talk about my favorite area of the park – the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone! I know, I know, I’m doing this all wrong. Yellowstone is about geysers and grizzly bears, not rivers and canyons. Don’t worry, I love geysers too. And bears are pretty cool. But Canyon is still my… Continue reading Yellowstone National Park (part V) – Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Travels, US National Parks, Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park (part IV) – West Thumb to Canyon Village

Last week, I left off in the southeastern portion of Yellowstone National Park near Yellowstone Lake. Picking up from West Thumb Geyser Basin, today we’ll continue north along the lakeshore and up to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Yellowstone Lake is giant and also very uniquely shaped, with three protruding arms. It has a… Continue reading Yellowstone National Park (part IV) – West Thumb to Canyon Village