So this leg of the trip was always going to be my favorite. No matter where else I travel or what adventures I have, there is only one place that is home, and that's WY. I started travelling to Yellowstone and the Tetons when I was 6 months old, and have gone about every other year since then. My daughter, who is 9, has now been 5 times. This summer both parks were the busiest I've ever seen them, but even amid the crowds, there is something about the area that makes me feel whole. We kayaked, fished, saw a bunch of animals and hikes around some of our favorite spots.
As always Instagram is the best spot to see my pictures right now. I'm trying to figure out the best way to sift through and upload the 1000+ pictures I took on this trip, so hang tight, eventually I will figure it out!
National Parks/Forests/Monuments visited:
Devil's Tower National Monument
Grand Teton National Park
Yellowstone National Park
Bridger-Teton National Forest
Shoshone National Forest
Badlands National Park
Mount Rushmore National Monument
Buffalo Gap National Grassland
Badlands National Forest
We also stopped for a night in Custer State Park in SD, which was beautiful and definitely has us wanting to go back!
So what was our grand total?
Over the course of 4.5 week we hit up 17 National Parks and 12 National Forests/Monuments/Grasslands/Etc.
It was an amazing vacation that we won't soon forget. We're already planning for the next one- we can't wait for more adventures in our National Parks!
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