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Hey guys, I haven't been on the forums in little over a year. I think my last post was Climbing New Heights. A lot has happened since that post in 2009. I got married and started a new business and well... gained some weight.
But the worst part is, I haven't spent much time outdoors the last year. So this year, me and my wife are planning a national parks tour out west.
Our Destination Plans
- Grove, OK < Visit some family
- Rapid City, SD (Black Hills, Keystone, Mt Rushmore, Custer NP) < attending a friends wedding, doing some exploring, we'll be here for a couple days before and after the wedding
- Devils Tower, WY < A day spent here, great climbing, probably one of the days we're staying in Rapid City as it's not a far drive and I've done it once before.
- Grand Tetons National Park, WY < No plans yet
- Yellowstone National Park, WY < No plans yet
- Glacier National Park, MT < No plans, except we think we might back country here, weather permitted.
- Yosemite National Park, CA < Be tourist and gawk at stuff, lol
- Grand Canyon, AZ < Rafting, Horseback riding, hiking ..... No real plans yet..
- Colorado Springs < We might be moving here after the trip, so we thought we’d check it out. If you know of any good micro-brewery-restaurants here, tell me!
At this time I haven’t determined the amount of time to be spent at each of the major parks. I know we’ll probably do all the touristy stuff at Yellowstone and Yosemite. Maybe try some back country backpacking in the Grand Tetons. I’d like to rent a romantic cabin for two nights in Glacier National park, and maybe do a 2 day hike while in Glacier. I know my wife has her sights set on horseback riding, so that’s something else I’ve got to figure into this plan. Perhaps at the Grand Canyon?
Lot’s of things to see and do on this trip. And I plan on keeping an active blog of all our travels during this trip.
So I'm back here on Trailspace, ready to purchase new gear, read about other people's awesome adventures, be inspired, learn and hopefully give back.
If anyone has any feedback, feel free to leave it!