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Badlands and Beyond, Part 8, Glacier Nat’l Park/Banff

June 19, 2018 - We needed to find a place to camp for the next night, so we decided to drive to Many Glacier to see if they had an opening. The drive there was so beautiful and we were able to secure a site at this very well-maintained campground with plenty of trees for…

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Badlands and Beyond, Part 7, East Glacier Nat’l Park

We woke up to overcast skies again on June 17, 2018, so we decided to pull stakes a little early and drive to the east side of Glacier in search of sunshine and drier weather. Arriving at St. Mary's campground about noon, we called to cancel our reservations at Fish Creek. The park rangers swapped…

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Badlands and Beyond, part 6, GLACIER NAT’L PARK

West side Glacier is more forested and typically, has more precipitation. We woke up to cloudy skies but had a clear vision of where we wanted to explore on June 15, 2018. Kintla and Bowman Lakes are well known for their spectacular, pristine, mountain-studded waters that draw hikers and kayakers from all over the world.…

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Kayaking is Therapy

It doesn't matter if I've had the WORST day ever. When I take that first paddle in my kayak, every bit of stress that I was feeling, whether it be physical, emotional or mental, fades away into the concentric ripples as I glide across the tranquil waters. I credit my Mom and Dad for introducing…

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June 2018 – Badlands and Beyond, Part 5 – GLACIER NAT’L PARK

June 13, 2018 - Phil and I had gotten an early start and cruised down the road, destination Glacier National Park, (in the future referred to as GNP). On the way through the Tower area of Yellowstone, we saw a black bear with three cubs, and then a lone black bear just west of Roosevelt…

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June 2018 Badlands and Beyond, Part 4, Last days in… YELLOWSTONE

June 11, 2018 - Woke up a little late for me... 8:00am. Not wanting to let the day slip away from us, we consumed our quick breakfast of cereal and coffee, then drove over to the showers. After spending some time at Canyon Village showering and then shopping at the Yellowstone Forever Store, we prepared…

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June 2018 Badlands and Beyond, part 3, YELLOWSTONE

JUNE 9, 2018 - I woke up to the mouth-watering aromas of sizzling eggs, bacon, and hot coffee. My husband is the BEST! ❤ We talked over our hiking options and decided that the closest trail to Canyon Village that looked interesting was the Ice Lake - Wolf Lake trail. The Ice Lake trail and…

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June 2018 BADLANDS AND BEYOND, Part 2, YELLOWSTONE

Before entering any of these five Yellowstone National Park entrances, North, Northeast, South, East, or West, learn from our previous mistakes and take note of the following photographing tips: Have three camera batteries fully chargedEnsure the lenses are freshly wiped with a lens clothCheck to make certain a fully charged battery AND an empty SD…