The Icefields Parkway represents the spine of Banff and Jasper National Parks. It runs a crooked line astride the Continental Divide for 140 miles between Lake Louise and the town of Jasper--rising and falling, twisting and turning--as it follows rugged mountain vertebrae, verdant river veins, alpine organs of opalescent waters, and at the heart of…Read more H2O-2-GO
Riding Mountain threw us off our game from the very start. We were eager to visit our first Canadian National Park--as the whole country and its visitors from outside are celebrating Canada 150 with free admission to Parks Canada--but we really didn't know what to expect. Our experience with National Parks in America allows us…Read more A Park Where Nothing Happens
The van in front finally pulled away, making it my turn to methodically approach the gatehouse window with the Airstream in tow. But nobody was home. Leah noticed an outstretched arm extended from a raised window a dozen feet forward, and it was waving me closer. I inched parallel to the higher window, and awkwardly…Read more Facing the Future of Awareness
What better way to escape the summer heatwave than to explore a cave. But Leah and I were literally at a subterranean crossroad of epic proportions. South Dakota's Black Hills boast two of the most highly respected holes in the ground anywhere in the world, and we only had time to explore one of them.…Read more Cavfefe
We drove into the storm until it surrounded us. Lightning was brewing in the distance and then it was beside us. "Do you think they're gonna cancel if it's raining?" inquired Leah. I really didn't have an answer. "I'm certain that rain or shine is pretty much the rule here. This event is sold out, and…Read more Ride ’em, Cowboy!
We missed it by one day. The Battle of Little Bighorn lasted for two days, from June 25 to June 26, 1876, but the reenactment only lasted for one day, June 25, 2017. Unfortunately, we arrived in Hardin, MT on June 26. Our neighbors--a retired couple from Illinois living aboard a 2004 Classic Airstream--witnessed the…Read more Eating Crow
Leah and I were breaking up with Yellowstone Park. In the beginning, the park had welcomed us and offered us sanctuary. At times, it made us dizzy with excitement. Despite all the wonderful things the park had brought into our lives (the scenery, the animals, and the natural oddities), there was little doubt that the…Read more On Steady Ground, Part 3