West Thumb Geyser Basin & Biscuit Basin

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West Thumb Geyser Basis is pretty small, but is worth visiting since it sits on Yellowstone Lake, which is amazing. The thermal features located here aren’t all that great, but the ones in the lake itself are pretty interesting/different than the rest of the basins you’ll visit. Biscuit Basin is a lot of the same, although they do have a ...

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Undine, Tower, & Mystic Falls – Yellowstone National Park

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Undine Falls was fairly close to Mammoth Hot Springs, so I decided to pull out and see what it was all about. I hadn’t heard anything about it, so I wasn’t expecting much, but it was actually a pretty cool waterfall. It’ situated at the end of a valley, much like in the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, but on a ...

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Midway & Norris Geyser Basin – Yellowstone National Park

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I hit up Midway Geyser Basin first thing yesterday morning before the crowds showed up to see the Grand Prismatic (one of the features I was most excited for), unfortunately I was one of the only ones there at the time, and couldn’t find it. No one ever mentioned that it’s nearly impossible to see anything that early in the ...

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Adventures of a Goddamn Topless Robot – Part 1

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So I had almost a years worth of vacation time built up at work that I had to use by the end of September, or I was going to lose it. While most normal people would use this time to go on some exotic/tropical vacation with friends, family, or loved ones, I determined that an even better idea would be ...

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Barclay Lake – Baring, WA

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After last week’s 10 mile hike, a 5 mile out and back to Barclay Lake seemed like nothing. Although the WTA site claims there’s only a 225 foot elevation gain, it seemed like a lot more since there were a lot of ups and downs on the path out to the lake. The scenery on the way out was amazing, as were the mountains ...

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Otter Falls – North Bend, WA

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After spending the past several months nurturing a Taco Bell baby in my belly, it’s finally time to shed my pear shaped physique and start hiking again. Being the brilliant man that I am, I determined that a 10 mile hike out to Otter Falls was the way to go right out of the gates. Unfortunately my body has been telling me that ...

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Chichen Itza – Yucatán, Mexico

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While in Cancun I opted to take the day trip out to Chichen Itza, one of the largest Mayan ruins in the world. The bus trip takes about 3-4 hours, and there’s a pit stop at the Sacred Cenote, which was amazing. If the water level is high enough you can actually swim in it, although I’m not sure I ...

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Tombstone, AZ

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Tombstone has been my favorite movie for years, so I can’t begin to express how disappointed I was in this town. It is the epitome of tourist traps. I understand that this is a legit town where people live, but they have blown up one of the most historic areas in US history and turned it into avenues of knick-knack stores ...

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Saguaro National Park & Desert Museum – Tucson, AZ

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To be honest, I only went to Saguaro National Park so that I could say that I went to Saguaro National Park. The entire park is just a bunch of dirt, rocks, and cacti. Sure, a cool cactus here and there are totally as neato as a burrito, but my idea of a good time does not include wondering around ...

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