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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.

Grand Teton is a spot [...]

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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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September 1, 2019

Jacob’s Creek Trail – Franz Preserve – Hopewell Township, NJ

Jacob’s Creek Trail at the Franz Preserve – Hopewell Township, Mercer County, NJ Distance –  miles total Type – 2.7 miles total (that’s out and back) Difficulty:  4 of 10 (only because of needing to cross the stream, which is optional.  Without that it is a 2 of 10 for a bit of elevation)

Website – New Jersey Trails Association Open – mid-February to mid-September – open every day from dawn to dusk mid-September to mid-February – open Sundays only from dawn to dusk

Terrain – creek, meadows, woods, and hills Surface – Dirt with some rocks

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July 12, 2018

Double Trouble State Park – Bayville, NJ

Double Trouble State Park – Bayville, Ocean County, NJ Distance – 8 miles of trails Type – Various trails that loop around Difficulty: 1 of 10

Website – Double Trouble State Park Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – woods, swamps, meadows, and bogs Surface – mostly sand

Trailheads: Most of the trails in the park start from the village –  39°53’49.41″N,  74°13’21.48″W Dover Forge Trailhead –  39°54’44.56″N,  74°16’58.20″W

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