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April 11, 2020

Grand Teton National Park – Wyoming

Grand Teton National Park Website – https://www.nps.gov/grte/index.htm Wyoming

So after we left Yellowstone National Park in the rain and cold, we took many hours to drive south to Grand Teton National Park, which is connected to her more famous neighbor by a 10 mile road.

We drove through the clouds and the rain until we reached Gros Ventre Campground, where Uncle John had help from Tree Rider and The Pres with setting up camp.  While it is not the prettiest campground in the park, it is the largest in the park.  It does not take reservations in advance, but almost never fills up.  We’d spend two nights here.

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April 3, 2020

Yellowstone National Park – Wyoming/Montana

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Yellowstone National Park Website – https://www.nps.gov/yell/index.htm Wyoming and Montana

So back in 2016, we had a great six days in Glacier National Park.  But the kids had never been this far West before, so (twist our arm), we planned to take them to Yellowstone National Park.

So after a long day of driving north to south through Montana, and a night’s camping in southern Montana…

We stopped at Grant-Kors Ranch National Historic Site that day too.  Lassoing isn’t going well!

… we made it to Yellowstone [...]

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March 17, 2020

Cox Hall Creek WMA – Villas, NJ

Cox Hall Creek Wildlife Management Area – Villas, Cape May County, NJ Distance – 4 miles of trails here.  We did 2.3 miles here, wish the 2 year old had the legs this day for more! Type – Interlocking loops Difficulty: 2 of 10

Website – None?  Is it possible for a place to have zero online presence in 2020? Open – 5 AM to 9 PM

Terrain – fields, woods, hills Surface – mostly paved, with a dirt trail through the woods

Trailheads – 39° 0’11.70″N, 74°56’53.02″W

Directions – 5 Shawmont Ave, Villas, NJ 08251

Parking – Two good sized lots

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March 4, 2020

Garrett Family Preserve – Cape May, NJ

Garrett Family Preserve – Cape May, Cape May County, NJ Distance – 3.6 miles of trails total.  We hiked 1.6 miles here Type – Interlocking loops Difficulty:  2 of 10

Website – Nature.org Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – fields and marsh Surface – mostly grass

Trailheads – 38°56’57.39″N, 74°55’25.63″W

Directions – 801 Wilson St, Cape May, NJ 08204

Parking – Good sized lot

Dog friendly? Yes Stroller friendly? Strollers with large offroad wheels should work Benches? Lots of benches Facilities?: Picnic tables

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