I had no big plans for my drive back to the midwest. I knew I had to drive pretty much straight through because I'd decided to spend extra time in Yellowstone, so I didn't plan any stops at all. I figured I'd stop when I was tired, hungry, or needed to fill up my tank. … Continue reading Beartooth Pass
Ok, this one is a bit of a doozy. The truth is I finished Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace in August. This is the longest it's taken me to get to a blog post for a book I've finished. Though given how long the book is and how long it took me to finish … Continue reading Infinite Jest
For the first time since seeing the eclipse near Portland I woke up with a plan. I was going to pack up my car, drive up the East side of the Grand Loop, exit Yellowstone through the Northeast entrance/exit, and head off to my cousins wedding. I almost immediately deviated from the plan and that … Continue reading Hitchhikers on the Way to Lamar Valley
On my last full day in Yellowstone I woke up thinking about dinner. I was psyched to start a campfire, cook the fixings for some burritos, and have a great big meal on my last night camping. However, I wasn't going to spend my last full day in Yellowstone sitting around my campsite. There were … Continue reading Friends and Food in Yellowstone
I have finally (FINALLY!) read The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. This has been a long time coming. I read The Name of The Wind, the first book in The Kingkiller Chronicle, over a year ago and if I'm being honest with you, I've owned The Wise Man's Fear for most of that time. … Continue reading The Wise Man’s Fear
As I was driving around the Grand Loop in Yellowstone hoping to find a spot to stop and hike a bit it occurred to me that the signage exists for people who have a plan. There is plenty of time to slow down and turn into a spot if you already know which spot you're … Continue reading Smoke on Mount Washburn
One of my favorite parts of camping is that I can wake up with the sun without having set an alarm. This was especially true in Yellowstone as I decided not to put the rain fly on my tent. My tent is a Mountain Hardwear Ghost Sky two person and a lot of what I … Continue reading Hot Damn! Wait, No…It’s A Hot Spring!