Tag Archives: hiking

Ranges & Rivers 2020 Gallery

A selection of images from our 4,560-mile summer getaway. This was an alternate plan, created after flying became undesirable due to the pandemic. (We’ll save Portland and the Oregon Coast for when things are back to normal.) We managed to … Continue reading

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Kick of the Week: Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Tallgrass prairie once covered 170 million acres of North America. Today less than 4% remains, some of it under the protection of the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in the Kansas Flint Hills. A ranch since the 1880s, the land in … Continue reading

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National Park Kick: Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt National Park is divided into two units, about 80 miles apart. We spent a full day in the larger South Unit (next to the town of Medora, ND and I-94) and a few hours in the North Unit. … Continue reading

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National Park Kick: Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park: the first and, as many souvenirs would suggest, the best of the national parks. It is also one of the largest and most diverse parks in the continental US. Anyone visiting Yellowstone will spend a lot of … Continue reading

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National Park Kick: Grand Teton

Our favorites: See: The view of the Tetons and the Park below from Inspiration Point (moderate 2 miles if you take the shuttle boat across Jenny Lake – Hidden Falls, on the way up, is not to be missed) Do: Garnet … Continue reading

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National Park Kick: Glacier

Based on our research of great hiking trails in Glacier National Park, we had originally planned on spending a day hiking the Highline Trail and taking a ranger-guided hike to Grinnell Glacier on our second day in the park. Unfortunately … Continue reading

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Kick of the Week: Greenville, SC

Our favorites: Do: Caesars Head & Table Rock State Parks (hiking) See: BMW Zentrum Museum (Greer, SC) Eat: Dinner – The Lazy Goat Eat: Dinner – Sassafras Southern Bistro

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Desert Southwest – By the numbers

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Overheard in the national parks

While hiking last week, we encountered lots of people on the trails. In passing, we sometimes caught a random sentence or exchange being spoken by other hikers that made us laugh. (Side note: Bribing children with food seems to be … Continue reading

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National Park Kick: Zion

Our favorites: Stay: Zion Park Motel (family-owned, centrally located) Eat: Breakfast – Mean Bean Coffee House Do: Angels Landing Trail (5 strenuous miles, with spectacular 360 deg. views of Zion Canyon at trail end – last half-mile not for anyone … Continue reading

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