The ecosystem of a family camping trip

WASHINGTON — Park rangers have become invaluable resources to us on this trip, advising us on the quietest campgrounds, the weather, what hikes would be best for our family and what not. These cheery, knowledgeable people in hats have been nothing but helpful and informative.

In Grand Teton National Park, we joined a park ranger for a guided hike to Phelps Lake. Ranger Sarah pointed out an osprey nest, told us about impact that the Rockefeller family has had on the area, and told us to look for black bears up in the trees (and not just on the ground).

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Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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