RTIC 45 Quart Hard Cooler

Shortly after Stella and I met (over ten years ago), we purchased a run of the mill hard-side cooler, which we have been using ever since. While that cooler had provided adequate cooling for short periods of time, this spring we decided that it was time for a major upgrade. I had come across an … Continue reading RTIC 45 Quart Hard Cooler

POTW: Remembering Goldie

November 11, 2003 ~ August 26, 2016

POTW: Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park

Grand Prismatic Spring, YNP Midway Geyser Basin, located on the western side of Yellowstone National Park, is home to quite possibly the most photographed features in the park, Grand Prismatic Spring. Known for is vibrant colors of orange, red, green to deep blue is the largest hot spring in the United States. However the there … Continue reading POTW: Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park

Epic Wild West Summer Vacation 2020

Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park Our Epic Wild West Summer Vacation 2020 began late afternoon on Wednesday. The Tahoe was packed and ready to take us to Rock Springs, Wyoming, which has been a middle stopping point for many of our trips over the years. Per the itinerary that we had posted previously, our … Continue reading Epic Wild West Summer Vacation 2020

The ‘wreckreation’ in our Wild Places

Too many people and too much poop. Packrafts are becoming more common in what were once less-traveled areas, as seen here at Youngs Creek in Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness. Troy Smith/CC via Flickr Todd Wilkinson/High Country News Mark DeOpsomer of Bozeman, Montana, is a backpacker with lots of miles on his soles. For almost four … Continue reading The ‘wreckreation’ in our Wild Places

RTIC Soft Pack 8

Earlier this summer, Larry and I (Stella) set out to find a small day-size cooler that could be used for kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and biking. And, because it would be used for watersports, the need for the pack to be waterproof was a necessary qualification. Larry had come across an ad for the … Continue reading RTIC Soft Pack 8

Wild West Summer Vacation 2020

Redfish Lake, Stanley ID On Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 we leave for our Wild West Summer Vacation! Below, you will find our itinerary. This journey will take us to a few of our favorite places along with an entirely new experience in Island Park/West Yellowstone. And when we return, we will share our adventure with … Continue reading Wild West Summer Vacation 2020