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Park Beat VII – Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park may not be the first national park people think of to visit, but at the very least, it’s often a supplementary day trip from Yellowstone. Even without Yellowstone neighboring it to the north, the grandeur of Teton’s towering jagged peaks can compete with...

Park Beat VI – Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Banff National Park represents the creme de la creme of the Rocky Mountains. The first national park in Canada and the third in the world, Banff was established in 1885 as a park reserve around the Cave and Basin mineral hot springs (now a historic national site), two years after the...

Park Beat II – Olympic National Park: Part 1

It’s hard to stay away from the road too long. Last weekend, as we sped steadily across the Olympic Peninsula, rain hit the pavement in a sporadic stream and softly trickled down the car windows in small droplets. Although it was the end of May, it was a crisp 60 degrees.  The sky was...

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