Moved by the Wallowas

Six hundred pounds of Oregon Elk thundered up the small freestone creek in a desperate dash for life as a pack of gray wolves gave chase. Two or three wolves were closing in on her flanks in the… Read More

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park was established in 1915 and is one of the most visited parks in the entire National Park system. It’s located in north central Colorado and has so many incredible natural features it can take… Read More

Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park has one of the coziest Lodges you will ever see.  The Lake Quinault Lodge was built in 1926 at the Olympic National Park and sits on a slightly elevated perch overlooking a stately green lawn… Read More

Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier is a 14,400 foot active volcano with one of the most spectacular views you will ever see. It’s also the most glaciated peak in the lower 48 states of the U.S., which means a steady supply… Read More

Yellowstone National Park

On this WoodenBoat adventure… it was late May and the lakes in Yellowstone National Park were free of ice earlier this year than anyone could remember. Usually on Memorial Day weekend, this park is just waking up from… Read More

Grand Teton National Park – Lakes

Nestled at the base of the Grand Tetons is Jenny Lake – one of the prettiest Glacial Lakes you’ll ever see. It’s fed by cold clear water from a little inlet called “String Lake” and if you hike… Read More

Grand Teton National Park – Rivers

In 1942 Ansel Adams took this picture of the Snake River and the Teton Mountains from an overlook in the Grand Teton National Park. It would become one of his most famous and best-loved images – which is… Read More

Find it…

We’re packing the Land Cruiser, hitching up the wood boat, and heading to the National Parks to celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service. There are 59 National Parks in this country and another 348 National… Read More

Deschutes River – Deschutes National Forest

On our way to the National Parks of Yellowstone and the Tetons in Wyoming, we took a little “warm-up” adventure on the Deschutes River in central Oregon. It comes to life below a high lake in the snowy… Read More