Hiking in Kananaskis Country | Canada

Even though we’d visited the Rockies twice before we were still excited to return and hike some different trails. For our first few days we based ourselves in Canmore and did a few local hikes. The trails were within our beloved Kananaskis Country that I talked about in my previous post, but because they were…

Bears up trees, prowling wolves and charging bison in Yellowstone

We desperately wanted to see wolves in Yellowstone so we did a nice drive along the Lamar Valley which is said to be a great area for wildlife. It started with the usual culprits, a few bison roaming the land and pronghorn antelopes looking like they’d been transported from Africa. About halfway along the road…

Yellowstone National Park | Wyoming

Yellowstone is one of our favourite National Parks and it’s easy to see why with the abundance of wildlife and colourful volcanic activity. The route from Grand Teton to Yellowstone’s southern entrance led us through a large area of blackened tree stumps. The wildfire that caused the huge burn had only just been put out…

Grand Teton National Park | Wyoming

Mountain ranges surrounded us on all sides as we made our way north to Grand Teton National Park. It’s the perfect park for us as it has incredible hikes, plenty of wildlife and free camping in the adjacent national forest so we never feel the need to rush. We arrived in the late afternoon so…

The Real Wyoming

There was a long, lonely stretch of road as we left Moab, Utah and headed north. We saw more pronghorn antelopes than humans and towns looked like they’d been left behind in the 70’s. Dinosaurs once roamed the area so we stopped to see a quarry that had been excavated and revealed over 1500 fossilised…

Arches and Canyonlands National Parks | Utah

Arches National Park is one of the most popular parks in America and we were actually kind of dreading returning to it after our previous visit 9 years ago. We did all we could to beat the crowds though, waking up as the sun was rising and having breakfast in a car park before hiking….

Wild rapids and hiking adventures in Moab | Utah

Moab sits in one of the most idyllic locations in America with the Colorado River meandering through the landscape and carving deep canyons along its way. The extremely popular national parks of Arches and Canyonlands are in Moab’s backyard and they’re what draws the huge crowds to the area. But there’s so much more to…

Exploring some of Colorado’s finest lakes

After driving through a snow blizzard our road descended into a wide valley and the sky cleared to reveal one of Colorado’s greatest views of the ‘fourteeners’. It’s the highest concentration of mountains over fourteen thousand feet in the lower 48 and made quite the spectacular backdrop to the small town of Buena Vista. Further…