Monthly Archives: September 2016

Food When in Wyoming and Montana!

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Well I wish I had taken some pictures of the delicious bison burger, elk burger, lamb burger and emu tartare I had eaten while visiting national parks in these states. For me, being gluten-free, I opted for no roll or bun and really enjoyed the different meat tastes. I am not usually a regular hamburger-eating person, yet in these states the burgers went great with a beer and French fries! Of course too, there are so many microbreweries throughout the states you cannot drive to far without seeing another place! Oh, how is it I do have one picture of beer!?!?

But to see more of my top 20 Glacier and top 20 Yellowstone National Park pictures, check them out at Flickr by clicking here. Enjoy the views, and plan to visit the parks in your future.

Beer, would rather have a stout, but sometimes an amber will do!

Beer, would rather have a stout, but sometimes an amber will do!

Glacier National Park Visit

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Where have all the glaciers gone in Glacier National Park? Yes, it was distressing to see the lack of them and to know in the very short term, 10-20 years, they will all be gone! That fact somewhat prompted my wish to get to the park before they are gone! Great views throughout the park, and even snow at the higher pass, Logan Pass, so we travelled different routes those days! Always carry your bear spray and know how to use it. Fortunately we had no close encounters, yet we did see bears and other wildlife up close, sometime just off hiking trails.

Glacier's mountains, streams, and valleys...where are the glaciers though?

Glacier’s mountains, streams, and valleys…where are the glaciers though?

Many waterfalls throughout this park!

Many waterfalls throughout this park!

Our National Park System With Pride

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Just visited Yellowstone National Park; it was an amazing trip. Despite numerous wildfires in the park, for the most part we could travel to the places we wanted to see, and occasionally get near wildlife. Everyone seemed to be respectful of the wildlife in keeping safe distances from them. There were times I would have loved to use a longer zoom lens on my camera, but all worked out fine. Mudpots, vents, basins, geysers, Mammoth Springs, Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Old Faithful, Prismatic Basin, beautiful mountains and valleys, and numerous board walks to get closer to certain areas…none to be missed if you ever get to Yellowstone. I would imagine it is magical in winter and maybe that will be in my future!

Be sure to make Yellowstone National Park one of your destinations! I am so proud of the fact that individuals so many years ago had the foresight to set land aside to be protected, so animals could roam it too, and I could visit a wilderness.

What amazing colors to be seen!

What amazing colors to be seen!

Iconic Old Faithful!