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Flowers of Idaho

These flowers posts are becoming a trip tradition. We can’t stop now! Here are pictures of Idaho wildflowers. There is actually a new app for Craters of the Moon National Park, called Flowers of Craters of the Moon that one of the park rangers showed us. So you can see why many more pictures are…

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Experimental Breeder Reactor 1

Just down the road from Craters of the Moon was this little gem.  It is a building on the outskirts of the land that is sectioned off for Idaho National Laboratory (which is HUGE.)  EBR-1 was the first nuclear reactor in the world to generate electricity, way back in 1951.  It was decommissioned in 1964…

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Jackson Hole Aerial Tram

Originally we weren’t planning on riding the tram, but we found ourselves with a free day with no hiking planned and thought it would be a different view of the area. The Aerial Tram originates out of Teton Village (at an elevation of 6,311 ft), and climbs to the top of Rendezvous Mountain (elevation of…

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Stats from WY

Another periodic stats update: States: 13 (Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming), another 2 we were close enough to see but did not enter (Nebraska, Kansas) Miles Traveled: 5,500 (8,851 km) Approximate Highest Elevation Reached: 10,450 ft (3,185 m) – Rendezvous Peak, Jackson Hole Aerial…

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Flowers of South Dakota and Wyoming

For the first several days in South Dakota, I didn’t notice that many wildflowers, or when I did, it appeared they were all the same as I’d seen in North Dakota. However, near the end of our stay, I started noticing some new and unique flowers. Whether my powers of observation were sharpening or if…

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Yellowstone

We spent two separate days visiting Yellowstone with L and A. C and I had visited it once before, and I’d already been through it one time before that, but the most geothermally active place on the planet never really gets boring since it is a little different every time you visit it. The park…