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Mount Rainier National Park The Best Laid Plans of Bop

After spending the day in Seattle, we set our sights on Mount Rainier National Park — about a two hour road trip. We arrived late, city lights out of sight, and set up camp at Cougar Rock. I secured a solid plan in my head for the next day and it went… (D.M.C. voice) a lo something like this:

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Beautiful British Columbia: Part 1 (Vancouver) Civilization, is that you?

(7:00 A.M., somewhere near Vancouver, British Columbia: * tap tap tap*) “Chris, was that you?” I ask, muffled by the t-shirt I had slung over my face to shield the morning sun. (Chris pretends he doesn’t hear me) “There’s someone knocking on your window,” I tell him, peeking out from my “sleeping” position, configured by my head lodged between the passenger seat and the …

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Glacier National Park The Crown of the Continent

  Mountains and Glaciers and BEARS, oh my! I didn’t know what to expect from Glacier. Even though we had been researching national parks for nearly a year, I only saved Pinterest ideas, looked at pictures, and read about cool things to see and do. The drive into the Tetons is something I’ll never forget, but the initial drive down Glacier’s …

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Yellowstone National Park The Alien Planet in our Backyard

  Yellowstone is an alien planet. It’s a fantastical forest of volcanic absurdity and diverse life. A National Park plopped in the caldera of its namesake supervolcano, primed and ready to bork the United States into the history books and pretty much send the planet into a post-apocalyptic economic and humanitarian dystopia. That probs won’t go down for a while, …

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7 Reasons why Devils Tower is a Must-Do Butte

Listen, I’m not one to talk mad crud about a helpless, inanimate state that’s minding its own business, but east Wyoming is kinda bunk. I know, I know, don’t be a state-ist, Kylie – Wyoming didn’t ask you to drive through it. I get that. But while the Equality State’s plains and countrysides are beautiful in their own nuanced sort of …

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Spearfish Canyon Scenic Drive

Check out some zen dash-cam footage of our early morning drive through Spearfish Canyon in the Black Hills. Ma, this is one to meditate to. (Make sure to watch the video in the highest quality, or at else it’s just super whack) We plan to supplement our more major posts with videos of some of our most scenic drives throughout the …

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Bop 101 The Road trip of our Dreams

Welcome friends and enemies (mom) to Chris & Kylie’s road trip baby – boptheblog.com. This is Chris on the keyboard right now, but Kylie will be here later to add her thoughts/corrections/dreams/beliefs etc. after she finishes creating this blog and making it all pretty n’ junk. Our goal is for this blog to serve as a central medium for all the photos, …