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Hidden Lake Trail: Glacier National Park

The Hidden Lake Trail at Glacier’s Logan Pass is a short and relatively easy hike (a bit more challenging if you encounter late season snow and mud like we did!) but oh so scenic! Going-to-the-Sun Road may be the most popular spot in Glacier, for many good reasons which we go into in a different … Keep reading…

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Bighorn Canyon: Hiking Sullivan’s Knob Trail

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area is a little-known (at least for Midwesterners) canyon that straddles Montana and Wyoming. Hiking Sullivan’s Knob Trail is a super way to see this fascinating landscape and jaw-dropping overlook into the canyon. What We Loved about Hiking Sullivan’s Knob Trail The Landscape This high desert, arid terrain is so different … Keep reading…

Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park

Going-to-the-Sun Road is arguably the most scenic drive in the US. Every American should take this at least once—it’s one of our national treasures! The mountain setting is nothing short of spectacular. Combine that with the alpine lakes and rivers, many wonderful hikes and the wildlife and and it’s unbeatable. Why Going-to-the-Sun Road is So … Keep reading…

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Hike to Lost Creek Falls (Cornucopia, Wisconsin)

We hiked the 3-mile out-and-back Lost Creek Falls Trail for the first time during fall color season. What’s already a very beautiful wooded trail was made extra pretty with the bright reds and yellows. Here’s why you’ll want to check out this trail, too… What We Loved about Lost Creek Falls Trail The Blended Forest … Keep reading…

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Camping in the Bighorn Mountains

The best thing about camping in the Bighorn Mountains of northcentral Wyoming is you have all the beauty and wildlife with none of the crowds. Seriously. Our family has camped here twice now—once in the north half and once in the south half. Both were outstanding camping experiences. Campgrounds in the Bighorns There are a … Keep reading…

Camping in Glacier: Two Medicine Campground

Is Two Medicine the most beautifully-situated campground I’ve camped in yet? Yes. A resounding Yes! Two Medicine Campground in Glacier National Park has a stunning setting along Two Medicine Lake, surrounded by the mountain peaks this park is known for. Though big, it’s surprisingly quiet and even semi-private, depending on your site. When we were … Keep reading…

9 Ways to Survive the Crowds in the Outdoors’ Most Popular Places

There’s really just one drawback of visiting our most beautiful, popular natural resources: Everyone else is there, too! How do we visit these places like Yellowstone, Glacier, Banff, the Grand Canyon (and popular parks and nature destinations in your own state) and survive the crowds? We don’t want to not go, because these places are … Keep reading…

Glacier National Park: Twin Falls & South Shore Combo Hike

The Twin Falls and South Shore hikes at Two Medicine Lake in Glacier are moderate hikes amidst a stunning mountain landscape. This 9-mile combination loop hike starts and ends at Two Medicine Campground, circling the lake. Watch the short slideshow below, then keep reading… What’s So Amazing about Twin Falls & South Shore Trails Just … Keep reading…