Glacier National Park…

Apgar Village at the west entrance of Glacier National Park. Looking out across Lake MacDonald, a 400-foot deep Glacier lake.

At the top of the Avalanche Lake hike deep into Glacier National Park.

This planner and cook makes the best camping meals … period. Delicious!

Here’s our little buddy who joined us for a while on the Hidden Lake hike. … Yep, a mountain goat.

Hiking from Logan’s Pass to Hidden Lake required hiking through about 1 mile of snow … on July 24th, no less!

At the top of the 7-mile Apgar Lookout hike. Overlooking Lake MacDonald from west to east at 3pm on July 24.

String Lake Hike…

This morning we hiked four miles on the String Lake hike inside Grand Teton National Park…

A forest fire burned this area in 1999.

We came upon some other hikers and we all waited for a black bear who took his time crossing the trail.

Crossing the bridge over String Lake.

Jennifer pondering along the Snake River.

Lazy summer day looking from the Snake River upon the Teton Range.

Morning in the Tetons

We hiked the 4-mile Swan Lake trail this morning.  This is what it looks like…

Hiking along Jackson Lake in the morning.

Near Heron Pond

This view of Cascade Canyon takes hikers up to Lake Solitude and beyond.

This is a picture of an elderly gentlemen in the foreground reading his morning newspaper in the parking lot of Colter Bay Village in Grand Teton National Park.

One of the most beautiful spots in the world…

This is our 6th time to be at National Teton National Park… We brought our kids here 5 times.

Jennifer looks out on the Teton Range from Jackson Lake Lodge

On our 14.4 mile hike up Cascade Canyon to Lake Solitude. Bear Spray on my belt.

One the way to Lake Solitude we hiked through a snow field. (98 degrees back in Illinois.)

Grand Teton National Park is one of the most beautiful spots on the planet.