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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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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)

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Winter in Yellowstone National Park (part I)

Eventually, I’ll sort through my thousands of pictures from all of my trips to Yellowstone National Park and organize them into a few (hopefully) coherent posts. It’s a daunting task for which I just haven’t found the motivation. So in the meantime, I’m going to take a more unique approach and talk about winter in Yellowstone.… Continue reading Winter in Yellowstone National Park (part I)

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Lots and Lots of Lakes – Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming (part II)

There are roughly 200 miles (322 km) of hiking trails in Grand Teton National Park. I’ve hiked probably 20 of those miles. I have a loooong way to go, but I guess I have to start somewhere, right? Well if I had a choice, that somewhere would certainly be Jenny Lake. To camp at Jenny… Continue reading Lots and Lots of Lakes – Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming (part II)

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Grandest of them All – Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming (part I)

You’ve probably seen the Teton Mountains before without even realizing it; photos of the iconic range pop up all over the place. The rugged profile of the Grand Teton, Mount Owen, and Teewinot Mountain is unmistakable. I'd recognize them from anywhere. Grand Teton National Park is located in northwest Wyoming, directly south of Yellowstone National… Continue reading Grandest of them All – Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming (part I)