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…

The Devils Tower, Wyoming

The Natives believe that the Devils Tower was formed when two local boys were being hunted by a giant bear who’s claws were as long as teepee poles. They prayed to their creator for help and this huge rock rose beneath them. The bear tried to reach them from every angle scratching the sides. An…

Canyons and wild horses in Wyoming 

Not far east from Yellowstone and spread between Wyoming and Montana is a deep canyon with ochre walls and a crocodile coloured lake flowing through it. Around the canyon rims are wild horses and big horn sheep and along the roads are empty trails are tumble weeds. We couldn’t quite believe how quiet the park…

The Grizzlies outside Yellowstone

As soon as we left Yellowstone we figured that would be it for Grizzly encounters for the rest of our trip, which was a sad thought. However, as we searched for a place to camp we were greeted with a sign that got us extremely excited: ‘GRIZZLY BEAR AREA, specials rules apply, camp only in…

Snowstorms and wildlife in Yellowstone

We woke up to rain which was a bit odd after so many days of sunshine, but it was fine as today was going to be a wildlife day. We planned to drive along the Lamar Valley all day searching out Yellowstone’s famous animals. The valley is said to be prime habitat for predators which…

Canyons and Bison in Yellowstone

We woke before the sun and opened our blinds to see smoke surrounding us. The wildfire in west Yellowstone has been a pretty big one and there was obviously a change of wind as the air was thick with smoke and the sunrise looked like a smoggy Asian one. It did clear soon after arriving…

The colours of Yellowstone

It’s been over four months since we began our roadtrip in Alaska and after 8500 miles we finally made it to the legendary Yellowstone National Park. It’s a place we’ve wanted to visit for years, we’ve seen so many documentaries and dreamed of the day we could see the sights in person. The ranger at…

A photographers dream in The Grand Tetons

The Tetons treated us to a day full of its best views. The sun touched the peaks first thing and stained them pink once again like a picture out of a brochure. We saw our first herd of bison in the distance and a male Pronghorn Antelope in the field before stopping at the Mormon…

Hiking in the stunning Grand Tetons

We find it really hard waking up early, especially when it’s freezing cold in our van, but whenever we’re in a National Park we dust off the alarm clock and make the most of each day. So at 6.45am my alarm began making the irritating noise and I snoozed a few times. I lifted up…