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A Snowy Day at Snow Pass – Yellowstone National Park

Whenever I’m away from home too long, I get a serious case of Yellowstone withdrawal. Because I grew up so close, I visited the park at least twice a year from the time I was too young to remember. Since I’ve been away, Yellowstone is always one of the main places I ended up missing.… Continue reading A Snowy Day at Snow Pass – Yellowstone National Park

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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

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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

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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

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Yellowstone National Park (part IV) – West Thumb to Canyon Village and the East Entrance

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 and the East Entrance

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Yellowstone National Park (part III) – Old Faithful to West Thumb and the South Entrance

Continuing beyond Old Faithful, the majority of the thermal features are now in the rearview mirror. But what this area of Yellowstone lacks in geysers it makes up for in mountains, lakes, and waterfalls. The Firehole River flows through this area and a few small lakes dot the landscape along the main road. There is… Continue reading Yellowstone National Park (part III) – Old Faithful to West Thumb and the South Entrance

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Yellowstone National Park (part II) – Norris to Old Faithful

Though it’s not what the park is most famous for, Yellowstone is a supervolcano and the entire center of the park is a giant caldera. You can see the caldera boundary outlined in light purple in the map below. All of the geyser basins are located within this caldera. In my first Yellowstone post, I… Continue reading Yellowstone National Park (part II) – Norris to Old Faithful

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Yellowstone National Park (part I) – North Entrance to Norris Geyser Basin

I've been blogging for well over a year now and yet I've somehow managed to barely mention the one place I've visited more than any other: Yellowstone National Park. I’ve been there at least 50 times (not an exaggeration) and it just never gets old. Consequently, I have well over 2000 photos of the park. Which… Continue reading Yellowstone National Park (part I) – North Entrance to Norris Geyser Basin

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The Yellowstone Epidemic

What is it about 2016? Maybe it’s the fact that it’s the 100th birthday of the National Park Service. Whatever it is, this travel season seems to have brought out all the idiots. And sent them to Yellowstone. Allow me to preface this by saying one thing: I realize that accidents happen. I also realize… Continue reading The Yellowstone Epidemic

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Winter in Yellowstone National Park (part II)

At this point, you might be wondering why this blog is called Handstands Around the World when there’s such a blatant lack of handstand pictures. Well, it turns out I didn’t really start doing handstands everywhere I went until I was no longer actively doing gymnastics. Most of my handstand pictures are taken on the edge of… Continue reading Winter in Yellowstone National Park (part II)