Echo Bluff State Park is Missouri's 88th State Park and it is a gem in South-Central Missouri. What used to be a camp for city kids to learn about nature in the Summers, has been turned into a lovely park for all to share in. The Lodge is welcoming and the park is accessible and beautiful.
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We heard about these fields of sunflowers and had to go search for them! The Missouri Department of Conservation grows these every year for the pollinators. The bees, birds and butterflies are out there and benefit from them, but this way, so do we. They were stunning and happy fields! To get a HTH Shirt: http://happytrailshiking.com/store.html Special Thanks to: Michael Feyrer Jr.: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE6MSh7T4B3trx3VS_uPBmA Yankee's Outdoor Adventure: https://www.youtube.com/user/yankeeradio
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Since you have been in the car all day to get to the Smoky Mountains, this is the PERFECT walk to stretch your legs! It's just behind Sugarlands Visitor Center.
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We've been trekking through life together for more than half of our lives! Along with our stuffed mascot, "Trekker," are Happy Trails Hiking and we want to allow you to trek with us! We hike in America's Public Lands and promote the usage of them. We practice "Leave No Trace" principles and just enjoy the views! Come on along!
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Missouri's First State Park, Bennett Spring, is a great place to visit in the Spring. Watching Trout Fishing was really peaceful! We even found a trail to hike! There are 5 campgrounds, cabins, a park store and a dining lodge. We had a great time. Come on along!
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We are always excited to show off our State Parks to our friends. This time was extra special because our friends this time are The BeerbelliedTravelers (Dana and Eileen) from Michigan. The Drone footage in this video was shot by Dana. Please take a look at their channel when you can! Beerbelliedtravelers: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0jEePwAl2JFxTMxuMRm97Q
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The Observation Trail is a quarter-mile loop trail with some great views. Garden of the Gods in the Illinois is a diamond in the rough. Great stop for a walk! Find out more at: https://www.facebook.com/happytrailshiking or happytrailshiking.com
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Thanks Kurt Zitzelman Outdoors for the Gear Tag! We had fun working on this one! Day hiking gear is important to us! Please check out what we use in these links: Matt’s Backpack: http://amzn.to/2y8mqHH National Geographic Map: http://amzn.to/2A59Pna Nalgene Bottle: http://amzn.to/2D732L5 Channels: Kurt Zitzelman Outdoors: https://www.youtube.com/user/KurtZitzelman Potato Thorn: https://www.youtube.com/user/potatothorn Ott Mountian: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8TWjjAuu7mDspwnxOlXxFA DnSAdvnentures: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOb2bty9OSjhOhjEhu_ChjA Americas Parks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCptys-6Bl9kQSPG7mGKPpKw Travel Small Live Big: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYns7jbzF1d-6yawILCwzRw?pbjreload=10 We hope you will check these channels out! They are really great to watch and keep up with!
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You can get yours here: http://amzn.to/2g1eEcq When we returned to car-camping, we looked for a dark tent. If we want to get to the trails early, then we want to sleep in! When this tent arrived, we found it dark and so much more! * We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
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Top Day Hike in Yellowstone! This is the next adventure on our #RockiesRoadTrip. This time, we are in #Yellowstone National Park and hiking Mystic Falls. We highly recommend this trail for people who can get off the boardwalks. Patreon Page - https://www.patreon.com/happytrailshiking Newsletter Sign up and Website: http://happytrailshiking.com/index.html/ Amazon Affiliate Link - https://amzn.to/2OWMVW1 Website/Blog: happytrailshiking.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/happytrailshiking/ Twitter: @HappyTrailsHike Instagram: Happytrailshiking
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This Thirsty Thursday, the last steps for the home brew are complete and Matt gets his first taste! We have enjoyed the process of brewing and hope you have too. Let us know if you want to see more home brewing or not in the comments. Please visit our Website and Store: http://happytrailshiking.com/store.html
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This is our LONGEST hike yet! We set out before dawn to tackle the East Rim Trail in Zion National Park. We had been told that this was a beautiful hike and we would be far away from the crowds. Both statements were true. Jolley Gulch was stunning. The Ponderosa Pine Forest was welcome shade. Cable Mountain was an unplanned spur, but WELL worth the miles! Echo Canyon was amazing beyond belief. And the slot canyons near the end were a surprise that was better than any present we could have ever gotten. The memories we made on this trek will last a life time! Hope you enjoy!
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We got MAIL!!!! Thank you to Rob (and Duke) at BBQ for the mail! We hope you thing we put it to good use! We got two meals in one day out of your gift! That's great! Please go visit BBQ Pit Dog Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRikSwyUJv1bXCuC9wqKmEw
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Yellowstone National Park can be AMAZING in the #Winter. But you need to be prepared. #TripPlanning is the key to a less stressful trip to "Wonderland". We have put together our top travel tips for planning your #Yellowstone Adventure! Phone and Contact information for reservations: Directly: 307-344-7311 To Reach an In-House Guest: 307-344-7901 TDD: 307-344-5395 Email: [email protected] Shopify Store: https://happy-trails-hiking.myshopify.com/ HTH's Patreon Page - https://www.patreon.com/happytrailshiking Newsletter Sign up and Website: http://happytrailshiking.com/index.html/ Website/Blog: happytrailshiking.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/happytrailshiking/ Twitter: @HappyTrailsHike Instagram: Happytrailshiking Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/HappyTrailsHiking/
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A flood devastated Scotty's Castle in October of 2015. The National Park Service and Death Valley Natural History Association are working hard to get the property back to the state it was in before the water ran through. They opened up tours to the public to raise funds and awareness for the project. We were lucky enough to get tickets the weekend we had planned to be there. Much has been accomplished in a year and a half, but there is still much to do. Please consider supporting restoration efforts. To help out you can go to: www.dvnha.org
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These Charcoal kilns are the best preserved in the West. We really enjoyed exploring them! Thanks for coming along with us!
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The Smoky Mountains are full of little towns and havens where people used to get away from the cities. This ghost town is a great example! Come along with us as we walk the streets of Historic Daisy Town! For information for the Appalachian Clubhouse: https://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/appalachian-clubhouse.htm
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This St Charles County Park brings history to life in December with Christmas Candlelight Walks through Historic Daniel Boone Home. We enjoyed our evening very much with the stories and characters that were there to take us back in time.
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This week on the St Louis’ Forest Park Series, we hike the footpath around the park and show you the sights and activities along the way. What activity would you take part in while visiting? http://happytrailshiking.com/store.html
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Onondaga Cave State Park in Mid-Missouri is a neat State Park with 2 cave tours, several hiking trails, a pretty campground, and several picnic areas. On Labor Day weekend, we chose to take the Cathedral Cave tour. There is no lighting in this cave, so the tour is lit by flashlight. (The tour guide will provide one if you didn't bring one.) This was a great your for a busy and warm weekend in the state park.
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This episode of #RockiesRoadTrip includes #MormonRow in #GrandTetonNationalPark. This area of the park is more than just on or two old barns. It is a historic community where homesteaders lived and in the 1890's. We enjoyed our evening visit to Mormon Row. It was very photographic and relaxing during that time of day! Shopify Store: https://happy-trails-hiking.myshopify.com/ HTH's Patreon Page - https://www.patreon.com/happytrailshiking Newsletter Sign up and Website: http://happytrailshiking.com/index.html/ Website/Blog: happytrailshiking.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/happytrailshiking/ Twitter: @HappyTrailsHike Instagram: Happytrailshiking Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/HappyTrailsHiking/
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The Historic #OldFaithfulInn is one of the most recognized buildings in our #NationalPark System. We watch Old Faithful erupt from the roof of this Historic Building! Find out how we got to go to the top and up on the roof during our #RockiesRoadTrip Watch until the end to see how to get this special #travel tour! Shopify Store: https://happy-trails-hiking.myshopify... HTH's Patreon Page - https://www.patreon.com/happytrailshi... Newsletter Sign up and Website: http://happytrailshiking.com/index.html/ Website/Blog: happytrailshiking.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/happytrailsh... Twitter: @HappyTrailsHike Instagram: Happytrailshiking Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/HappyTrails..
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We were going to skip this one because it didn't look on the maps like it would have good views of or into the Canyon. On the recommendation of our waiter at breakfast at Grand Canyon Lodge, we decided to give it a try. It was FANTASTIC! Being alone on the trails seemed a theme of our trip this time and that was perfect. The Native ruins were really neat to see on the way to the Spring. When we got to the spring, it reminded us of Weeping Rock in Zion NP. Certainly worth a mile's worth of steps for this experience.
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Canteen Cup Tuesday Spirit Forest collected a group of us to collaborate and create Canteen Cup Tuesday videos. There have been many Canteen Cup Tuesday videos by many great outdoor channels. This was an opportunity for us all create a video and share our respective channels that wanted to participate in this event as a collective. YOUTUBE CHANNELS INVOLVED: 1) Spirit Forest: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkfmKSEGyvAlO7AXVvh-B0A … 2) Big Crazy Outdoor Adventures: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCodAHWAV57eroBRTpQJa4bw … 3) Em and the Gang: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc7bhHLlxUS2cBV7UtK6UVA … 4) Happy Trails Hiking: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0HmirE1SUNoSnDOgeIKfqg … 5) lonewoodsman: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaQ4mrqPnyozdM4hjmkk5GA … 6) Biker Bushcraft: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC26FcXVg6Vs-_GhwmDj5TqQ … 7) BUSHCRAFTER CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/user/tony061981/videos … 8) Cheezehead Chris: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCOhTuGyXgs6bf_cs092Rxw … 9) MorningWood https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVa5hEopEnP81l0n-J39vdw … 10) Flying Squirrel Outdoors: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_58-7aY9cKGTnOlLGKwlg 11) Scoutforlife: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq3s2p2ZL49l9zPgLkhcqdA 12) FloridaBoy Bushcraft & Survival: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrQLvq10tk4VTXW_qOu-7MQ 13) Carolina Chris Outdoors: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-Rl0ZjKnG2EOIXMo5x3ggw HISTORY OF CANTEEN CUPS PER WIKIPEDIA: "To complement the mess kit, soldiers used a stamped cup especially molded to fit over the bottom of the U.S. Army's standard one-quart (950 ml) canteen. This cup could be used as a boiling vessel, when boiling water for coffee, or for heating or reconstituting soup and other foods. During World War II, units preparing heated combat rations in the Meat Can Body or canteen cup mainly used locally procured combustible materials or Sterno fuel units of jellied alcohol. The latter could be stored within an issued folding stove for deployment when heating food, soup, or coffee in the field. After World War II, a specially-designed Esbit stove was issued to fit over the cup-and-canteen unit, similar to designs used in other armies."
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Matt has been making this recipe since he was in Boy Scouts. The ingredients that you will need are: 1 box of white cake mix (any brand will do) 2 cans of pineapple chunks (drained; juice reserved) 1 stick of butter (half for greasing and half for the cobbler) You will also need a Dutch Oven and hot coals from a fire or a grill (charcoal).
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We have been using our Weber charcoal grill for over 2 years. It is dependable and cooks well. Matt shows you the way he prepares to grill our dinner. Shopify Store: https://happy-trails-hiking.myshopify... HTH's Patreon Page - https://www.patreon.com/happytrailshi... Newsletter Sign up and Website: http://happytrailshiking.com/index.html/ Website/Blog: happytrailshiking.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/happytrailsh... Twitter: @HappyTrailsHike Instagram: Happytrailshiking Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/HappyTrails.
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On this episode of our #RockiesRoadTrip we stay camp at Timber Creek Campground. This was filmed in July 2018. We had a lovely spot right on the creek. The elk came right into the camp sites. We show you our tent set up after the rain and how close the elk were. The #SunsetTimeLapse was even interrupted by an elk in our campsite. HA! Timber Creek Campground is highly recommended on your #Travels to Rocky Mountain National Park! Shopify Store: https://happy-trails-hiking.myshopify.com/ HTH's Patreon Page - https://www.patreon.com/happytrailshiking Newsletter Sign up and Website: http://happytrailshiking.com/index.html/ Website/Blog: happytrailshiking.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/happytrailshiking/ Twitter: @HappyTrailsHike Instagram: Happytrailshiking Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/HappyTrailsHiking/
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Do you want to #Travel to #DeathValley National Park? We have been there twice now and have a few tips for planning your trip! When we visited, we stayed at Furnace Creek Ranch (Oasis at Death Valley). We also enjoyed a few meals at the restaurant at Stovepipe Wells. For Farabee Jeep Rentals: http://farabeejeeps.com/death-valley/ For Oasis at Death Valley: https://www.oasisatdeathvalley.com/ Shopify Store: https://happy-trails-hiking.myshopify.com/ HTH's Patreon Page - https://www.patreon.com/happytrailshiking Newsletter Sign up and Website: http://happytrailshiking.com/index.html/ Website/Blog: happytrailshiking.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/happytrailshiking/ Twitter: @HappyTrailsHike Instagram: Happytrailshiking Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/HappyTrailsHiking/
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Check out our new collaboration video series: Wildlife Wednesday Collaboration - Wildlife in our Area! We are just a group of folks who thought it would be fun to share wildlife in our area. We live all over, so check out the playlist to see all of the critters we can find! There are a mix of outdoors, bushcrafter, camper, and family channels collaborating, so have fun with this playlist: Collaborators include (these are channel links): Em and the Gang: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc7bhHLlxUS2cBV7UtK6UVA … Yankee's Outdoor Adventures: https://www.youtube.com/user/yankeeradio … Florida Pirate Adventures: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4FeylpYSU9_JX1faHMvjMw … Gray Man Outdoors: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCizS0-cjt-Atu0NFkbCpJMQ … MandieJean97: https://www.youtube.com/user/MeBeMandieG … Yote Off Trail: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheYoteden Happy Trails Hiking: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0HmirE1SUNoSnDOgeIKfqg … Journey of Bear: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs9d7HBVZgMXDSfUTeUIHqw … .... If you would like to join in on our next Wildlife Wednesday Collaboration, please contact Em with Em and the Gang on Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, or Facebook!
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Lakes are a huge draw for people in the Summer. Land Between the Lakes has 3 state parks that have lodges that you can stay at. We were happy to meet family at Kentucky Dam Village State Park last weekend! The resort has many activities and a marina! Perfect for Summer with your family!
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We are a part of the #ClueTube2018 Collaboration with PanicD Videos - Our Haunted Travels. To follow the whole story line, please click this link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeR87tOJNyYuY-nZAy1DiOh5qzvzGBh_- For Michael Feyrer Jr.:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE6MSh7T4B3trx3VS_uPBmA
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July 3, 2018 was the Grand Opening of the Gateway Arch National Park in St Louis, Missouri. We were fortunate enough to be there for the grand opening ceremonies and the ribbon cutting. Many dignitaries Like , Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, US Senators, Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt as well as Cardinals Hall-of-Famer, Ozzie Smith spoke at the event. The start of the show was the National Park Museum. Secial Thanks to Tom Nagel at the Gateway Arch Park Foundation!! To help support Happy Trails Hiking: http://happytrailshiking.com/store.html
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This is our first episode of our new project of Park Tours. In this episode, we check out Taum Sauk Mountain State Park. Inthe park we see the Overlook, the trail head of Mina Sauk Falls, the highest point in Missouri, Mina Sauk Falls, and Devils Tollgate. It was a beautiful Fall day to be outside. Let us know in the comments what you think of the new project.
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August 25, 2018 is the 102nd birthday of America's #NationalPark Service. These collaborators are celebrating the best way we know how...by showing off our parks! #FindYourPark This one is from our #RockiesRoadTrip Follow the playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7Cl7O9q77eDNbvvonR5S0CvzYj2P5F2f … Our fantastic collaborators: Happy Trails Hiking - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0HmirE1SUNoSnDOgeIKfqg … The Otter Outdoorsman - https://www.youtube.com/user/theotteroutdoorsman … Big Crazy Outdoor Adventures - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCodAHWAV57eroBRTpQJa4bw … Skinny G. Panda - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrPTDQckVa4M5ekLU8nL7tg … Dragon Roams - https://www.youtube.com/user/Don2realign … Flying Squirrel Outdoors - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_58_-7aY9cKGTnOlLGKwlg … Em and The Gang - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc7bhHLlxUS2cBV7UtK6UVA … Join us as we celebrate the National Park Service's birthday! We all hope you will enjoy our National Parks Birthday Celebration!
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We already hiked the East side of #ForestPark. We are attempting to hike the West side. There are so many historic things to see and explore in forest park in #StLouis, this is an overview of the West Side of the park. We hiked 3.3 miles and and enjoyed our afternoon in the city's largest park. Patreon Page - https://www.patreon.com/happytrailshiking Newsletter Sign up - https://happytrailshiking.us18.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=6cc902bcd8199e39050ee1300&id=e392c0dbc4 Website: http://happytrailshiking.com/index.html/ Amazon Affiliate Link - https://amzn.to/2OWMVW1
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Keane Wonder Mine Area in Death Valley National Park has been closed since 2008 due to safety concerns about the structures and the soil around the area. It reopened in late 2017 and we decided to see the area on our trip. It was the largest gold mine in the area back in the early 1900's.
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2.5 mile trail from Elk Meadow Picnic Area in Redwood NP. Really nice short hike in the shade of the redwood canopy. Thanks to Ginger for hiking along with us and powering us through at the end of our day. I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor)
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Winter in Death Valley is an interesting time! We went in search of the Salt Creek Pupfish. It only lives in Death Valley and is a salt water fish in the Desert! What a beautiful area to explore!
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This was a great hike to start out the year! It was totally different than any hike we take in the Midwest. (The sliding was particularly fun!) It was a neat path finding adventure in Death Valley National Park!
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#moose #elk #babyanimals Check out our new collaboration video series: Wildlife Wednesday Collaboration - Wildlife in our Area! We are just a group of folks who thought it would be fun to share wildlife in our area. We live all over, so check out the playlist to see all of the critters we can find! There are a mix of outdoors, bushcrafter, camper, and family channels collaborating, so have fun with this playlist: Collaborators include (these are all our channel links): Happy Trails Hiking: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0HmirE1SUNoSnDOgeIKfqg Yankee's Outdoor Adventures: https://www.youtube.com/user/yankeeradio DR Outdoors: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbkdkDD78Y-BsrYYfRA9XhQ MandieJean97: https://www.youtube.com/user/mebemandieg?app=desktop Em and the Gang: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc7bhHLlxUS2cBV7UtK6UVA Travel Small Live Big: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYns7jbzF1d-6yawILCwzRw StefOutside: https://www.youtube.com/user/LILSATAN24 Mike Millen: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-YtzFrHci-ExuKEnNKYm2w?view_as=subscriber WoodPigeon Outdoors https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpCPPQfEP4_3UZ8yvyd6oGA ....
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We fell in love with Bryce on this trail! Most people can do that from the rim of the amphitheater. In classic hiking fashion, we needed to get away from the crowds to fall in love. Now, Bryce Canyon is so personal to us. This was my first thunderstorm on the trail. We hiked 12 miles that day. This trail was the last bit of that and we felt very accomplished. One day, we will go back with a better camera and have you join us on our hike.
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Join the Conversation as we are #AlwaysWorkingToBeBetter! Today we get to talk to SkinnyG Panda about her #healthJourney Find SkinnyGPanda on all her social medias: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrPTDQckVa4M5ekLU8nL7tg Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skinnygpanda/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SkinnyGPanda1
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In July, we took a boat tour of Crater Lake and Hiked to the summit of Wizard Island. It was a great way to see the lake and the inside of the caldera. The hike is strenuous, but only for the incline/decline. The tour gives you plenty of time to get to the summit and back down. I highly recommend this hike for people that want a new view of one of the beautiful places on Earth. For more information on the boat tour, please go to: http://www.craterlakelodges.com/activities/volcano-boat-cruises/ Thanks to Ginger for hiking along with us!
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We have visited Yellowstone National Park four times. One of our favorite "must do" places for our trips there is Lamar Valley with a stop at Trout Lake. We enjoy all of the wildlife watching there. The scenery isn't bad either. (Ha!)
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