Hiking

Clifty Falls State Park Madison Indiana

Ydstoti at Clifty Inn and Clifty Falls State Park in Madison,Indiana on the Ohio River.

Grand Canyon National Park North Rim Lodge and Nature Trail

We are at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.

Hiking to Eugenia Mine in Rocky Mountain National Park

Hiking to Eugenia Mine in Rocky Mountain National Park

We are hiking to the Eugenia Mine where there is the remains of an old miner’s cabin, tailings and old mining equipment in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

Hiking Wall Street Trail At Bryce Canyon National Park In Utah

Hiking the Wall Street Trail and the Navajo Loop at Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.

Hiking Deer Mountain at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado

Hiking Deer Mountain at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.

Hiking Nature Trail at Giant City State Park Illinois

Hiking the Nature Trail at Giant City State Park, Illinois.

High Trestle Trail Art Bridge Woodward to Madrid Iowa

The High Trestle Trail Art Bridge

This trail and bridge over the Des Moines River between Woodward and Madrid, Iowa, is no boring hike — day or night!

Be sure to bring a flashlight if you walk it at night; the bicyclists sharing the paved walkway will appreciate it! Built on a former railroad line, the High Trestle Trail and bridge stay true to this central Iowa region’s heritage of rail and mining.

Yes, there is mining in Iowa!

The square steel frames over the bridge are arranged just so to give the illusion of a mine shaft. Lit up in blue lights at night, walking under the framework makes you feel a part of the art.  It’s an entirely different kind of blue-light-special.

This trail is definitely worth the trip!

Be sure you catch the end of the video — is that a train we hear, coming down the tracks?

Hiking To First Brides Grave In South Ravine Park


We went hiking to First Brides Grave on the trails in South Ravine Park . The park is in the Loess Hills of Sioux City, Iowa. A great place to go geocaching.

Find out more about Ydstoti Hiking and Loess Hills national treasure.

Hiking At Stone State Park In Iowa


Hiking at Stone State Park in Sioux City, Iowa fall of 2011. Picnic areas are located throughout the park and many offer beautiful views of the Loess Hills and surrounding area.

Rock Climbing At Rocky Mountain National Park To Chasm Falls

The official map handed to us by the very pleasant Park Ranger at the Fall River Entrance Station on Colorado Hwy 34 is titled “Roaming the Rockies” – which of course we thought was a grand idea! Our 1930 Ford Model A street rod had adjusted to the mountain air and was ready to roll!

After checking out the map — like a good navigator should — we decided on our Y’dstoti route: Old Fall River Road. It was marked as unpaved, “one-way up only; closed in winter,” was nine miles long with falls, trails, and switchbacks. The perfect fall drive!

We couldn’t help stopping at Chasm Falls to do a little rock climbing and experience Rocky Mountain National Park up close and personal. Y’dstoti – its worth the trip!