The Journey is the Objective

August 26, 2017

After two days exploring Yellowstone, it was time to head north out of Wyoming.  I'm headed to Glacier National Park in northeast Montana.  There's a couple of ways to get there from Yellowstone but the journey is the objective

I've decided to take the longer route through Missoula, home to the University of Montana.  I've alway wanted to visit Missoula but had never made it up there.  I lived in Boulder, Colorado for 10 years and had always heard Missoula described as a smaller, less populated Boulder.

I was starting out from Yellowstone's Canyon Village Campground located at the east intersect...

August 24, 2017

The road network in Yellowstone National Park is laid out in a massive figure-8 with a north and south loop.  The west side of the south loop connects Grant Village with Maddison Campground.  

From Grant Village at the south end of the south loop, the road crosses the Continental Divide three times before traversing Upper, Midway and Lower Geyser Basin.  In the process, travelers are treated to two incredible geological formations: Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic Spring.

Old Faithful is situated in the Upper Geyser Basin and has a well-marked exit off the main road. The complex is sprawling, complete with lodgi...

August 24, 2017

With Jackson in the rear view mirror, I continued north on US 191 through the Moran Entrance Station.  The 7-day entrance fee for Grand Teton and Yellowstone is $50 but I planned to purchase a pass valid 12 months from the month of purchase.  The Annual Pass grants admission (for the bearer's car and its occupants) to all National Parks and 2,000 federal recreation sites, .  

Passes are usually available at park entrances but the Moran Station had sold out during the heavy eclipse crowds..  The Park Ranger at the gate let me go through without paying so I could purchase the Annual Pass at Yellows...

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