If you’re following me on Facebook, you know that we just got back from an incredible roadtrip to Yellowstone via Oregon, Idaho, and Wyoming. I tried to post regular updates with pictures on the trip, but we were in and out of wifi so I was a bit inconsistent. The trip covered 16 days, 3500 miles, 11 National Park/Forest/Monuments, 11 breweries, and more wildlife sightings than I can count.
It’s just too much to write about in a single post, so I have a lot of posts coming up from this trip. I thought that starting with this quick summary would be nice (especially for my own memory!) Scheduled upcoming posts include a review of the cabins we stayed at in the National Parks, tips for visiting Yellowstone with a dog, incredible wildlife photography from my husband, and some hike reports from the Wind Rivers, Grand Teton, Gallatin National Forest, and Teton National Forest.
Our Itinerary took us through Bend (Oregon), Boise, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Jackson, Pinedale (Wyoming), and Twin Falls. And this is my favorite photo I took on the whole trip – the wildflowers were incredible!
National Lands Explored:
- Crater Lake National Park
- Newberry Volcanic National Monument
- John Day Fossil Beds National Monument (Painted Hills)
- Craters of the Moon National Monument
- Yellowstone National Park
- Shoshone National Forest
- Gallatin National Forest
- Grand Teton National Park
- National Elk Refuge
- Teton National Forest
- Bridger Wilderness
- Dunsmuir Brewing (Dunsmuir, CA)
- Crux Fermentation Project (Bend, OR)
- Boneyard Brewing (Bend, OR)
- Silver Moon Brewing (Bend, OR)
- Bend Brewing Company (Bend, OR)
- Deschutes Public House (Bend, OR)
- 10 Barrel Brewing (Boise, ID)
- Thai Me Up (Jackson, WY)
- Snake River Brewing (Jackson, WY)
- Wind River Brewing (Pinedale, WY)
- FiftyFifty Brewing (Truckee, CA)
- Bald Eagles
- Grizzlies (two yearlings – the ones in this video, the day before it was taken, and we weren’t dumb enough to get out of the car)
- Black Bear (momma and two cubs)
- Moose (momma and two calves)
- Otter (or muskrat, we weren’t 100% sure)
- (do the Wyoming Cattle drives count?)
I’ve posted but not yet captioned my photos. For a taste of what a road trip like this looks like, head on over to these albums on SmugMug.