Grand Teton National Park: Half-Day at Taggart and Bradley Lakes

Maybe it’s because I grew up near freshwater lakes, or maybe it’s because I don’t have great personal hygiene or something, but I didn’t shower after jumping in Jackson Lake. I felt rejuvenated, refreshed, and wholly cleansed after the tough hike through Death Canyon and chilly glacier-water swim. I drove the hour south back to […]

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Grand Teton National Park: Death Canyon Steals Our Hearts

Not gonna lie: I felt like a pansy for sleeping in a hotel after abandoning our campsite. I felt weak, I felt soft, I felt very un-wildernessy. I couldn’t face one of my biggest fears which made me feel like I wouldn’t experience this magnificent place in a natural way. But honestly? All those feelings […]

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Grand Teton National Park: Hiking Near Jenny Lake and Cascade Canyon

Don’t forget to check out part 1 and part 2 of our westward road trip! Adrenaline kept me upright for the first few hours the morning after listening to the bear (or whatever it was) battering away at a fellow camper’s food locker. I’ll still never know if it actually was a grizzly bear, but […]

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Grand Teton National Park: Signal Mountain and Camping Adventures

Psst: looking for part one of this trip?  We left Jackson with all our camping maps, making our way up to Moran Junction, far northeast of the popular Jenny Lake area of Grand Teton National Park. Per the US National Forest rangers, we drove east away from the park. A curvy road free from cars […]

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Rural Idaho and Total Solar Eclipse Hype

We took the scenic route out of Grand Teton, climbing up and over the Teton Pass—and the entire Teton Range—as we headed west. The panoramic vistas of the National Park and its surrounding area were our final parting gift from this place as we crested the mountains and wove our way down towards Idaho. There’s […]

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Westward Road Trip: Our Journey Begins

The 3:45 am alarm wasn’t as shocking as I anticipated, since I actually awoke at 3:15 am. Despite my best efforts, I couldn’t fall back asleep, so I lay in bed thinking about the adventure ahead of us. When we landed in Denver at 7:40 am MDT, the sleep deprivation caught up with me. Hard. […]

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Inlay Checkers Board

Board: bamboo plywood with leopardwood inlay; pieces: bamboo plywood and walnut I only have one photo for this project, but there’s a whole Easel Live episode about how to make your own! It’s essentially a series of inlays, but there are factors to consider if you’re doing this with CNC-assisted inlays instead of an end-grain […]

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