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Bears and bison in Yellowstone

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The wide open space of the Yellowstone National Park might come as a shock to city kids, when there is not much else but big blue skies and the Rocky Mountains.

We’d entered Yellowstone via the Grand Tetons in the south, travelling through Wyoming. On a tour across the northern United States – aptly named the Northern Trail – we tried to take in a few national parks on the way, and the world’s oldest national park was very high on the list.

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On the Pony Express route to Genoa, Nevada

This post is part of the April 2015 A to Z Challenge. Find the challengers via the Blog Sign-Up or on Twitter using #AtoZChallenge

Nevada, I found, is one of the states that would be perfect for me! I love hot and dry summers and desert landscapes, but then you also have Lake Tahoe, loads of hiking opportunities and a history full of native Americans and aliens (in every sense of the word), gold rush and ghost towns.

The settlement of Genoa, just east of Lake Tahoe, claims to be Nevada’s oldest permanent settlement. Founded in 1851, by Mormon pioneers, it came to be known as Mormon Station, a popular and vital trading post and rest stop on the California Trail.

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