Storm Point, Canyon, and online friends

Hiking Storm Point

Driving directions, trail info, and more can be found at the bottom of the post.

In August of 2012, I met up with Michele and her family for a hike to Storm Point.

Michele and I "met" online. It wasn't quite a dating service, but through a group of outdoor/kids-and-nature/play-outdoors group of folks. She blogs at Nature.Play.Trips. If you like to get outside with your kids, especially in California's Orange County or LA, you need to check this site out.

This was our second get together. Michele and another blogging friend showed us around the South Coast Botanical Gardens a year and a half ago. I got to return the favor by showing her and her family around a little part of Yellowstone.

Michele called me when she, her husband and kids, her parents, and her sister's family were planning their tour of Wonderland. I gave her a few tidbits of information and invited myself down. Let that be a warning--if you tell me you are in the area, I will probably show up in the middle of your family vacation.

Kids at Storm Point
Kids don't care that it's cool and grey....

Kids don't care that it's cool and grey....

MeL and Michele in Real Life

MeL and Michele in Real Life

Lake Pebbles
Storm Point Beach
Storm Point Scotland Scene

Plan Your Own Trip

What: A short walk to Storm Point. The trail is a 2.3 mile lollipop route, but the "stick" part of the lollipop is short.
Why: Get close to Yellowstone Lake, stroll through several different ecosystems.
Where: Drive 3.1 miles east of Fishing Bridge Junction. Look for the small parking area on the right and the sign for Indian Pond. 
Who: Anyone who can walk 2.3 miles--it's flat and easy.

Or get personalized vacation coaching from me

Read More

Five Yellowstone hikes for kids and families

Need a trail guide?

My go-to, favorite hiking book for Yellowstone is Bill Schneider's Hiking Yellowstone National Park.

Want to Spend the Night?

Yellowstone campground review

Or book a hotel.