In June of 2014, Pat and I passed an important milestone for any adventurous couple – surviving our first camping trip together! It was a fairly last-minute decision, and we didn’t even have our own camping gear at this point. But we wanted to get out and explore, so we managed to borrow what we… Continue reading Exploring Connecticut’s State Parks (part III)
Denver! Yes, that's right. We just recently found out that Pat got placed into his top choice for residency, so we'll be heading west this summer! I'm equal parts excited and panicked. Excited because I'm pretty much done living in New England. It's been mostly a good experience but I never intended to stay here… Continue reading It’s official! We’re moving to….
Are you sick of reading about Glacier yet? No? Good, because I never really get sick of talking about it. Lucky for me, Pat really wants to go to Glacier and has been enjoying reading these posts and listening to me plan our future trip that’s probably at least 2 years down the road. I… Continue reading An Impromptu Swim – Glacier National Park, Montana (part VII)
As you might guess from the title, this post involves bears. Many of them. In fact, this is the story of the time our plans almost got thwarted by bears twice in one day. In July 2011, three friends and I embarked upon a three-week Canadian Rockies adventure in which we camped our way through… Continue reading Icebergs and Lakes and Bears, Oh My! – Glacier National Park, Montana (part VI)
Picking up once again from my last post, we’re going to spend another day exploring Many Glacier! The subject of today’s post is actually one of my very favorite hikes – Grinnell Glacier. In fact, Grinnell Glacier is on my All-time Favorite Hikes list. It also tops my day hikes in Glacier list...which only exists… Continue reading The Land of Many Glaciers – Glacier National Park, Montana (part V)
My last three Glacier posts have all been about the central section of this beautiful National Park, which is traversed by Going-to-the-Sun Road. Aside from this highway, there are only two other accessible entrances into the park (plus a couple much less accessible entrances that require long drives down unpaved roads that usually necessitate four-wheel… Continue reading Red Rocks and a Moose – Glacier National Park, Montana (part IV)
Last week, I left off at Logan Pass, an absolute highlight of Glacier National Park. Continuing on from here, Going-to-the-Sun Road drops down into the Saint Mary Valley in the eastern half of Glacier. The Saint Mary section of the park is, in my mind, the land of waterfalls. There are still mountains and lakes… Continue reading The Land of Waterfalls – Glacier National Park, Montana (part III)