Four Points Bulletin

Travels north, east, south, and west of our Oceanside home base.

There is more to Beaver, Utah than delicious ice cream and cheese at the Creamery. In the county of Beaver there are 114 listings on the National Registrar of Historic places. The Beaver United States Post Office, with its perfectly laid bricks and copper clad roof was built in 1941. It reflects both Moderne and …

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As we start to complete our circuit it means we get to do our favorite things along the route once again, so we are back at the small town of Lava Hot Springs for a soak in their therapeutic springs. These underground hot springs are constantly replenished with fresh sulfur-free mineral water, which means they …

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Hero Arena at Mountain America Center in Idaho Falls opened in May of 2021. It is a 48,000 square foot venue that hosts 6,000 fans that range from music artists to monster trucks to the Globetrotters to (in our case) ice hockey. The home team for Idaho Falls is, you guessed it, the Spud Kings, …

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Kelly Canyon Resort, located northeast of Idaho Falls, and within the Targhee National Forest, opened in 1957, almost a decade before a snowboard had been invented. At around 6,000 feet elevation, they get approximately 200 inches of annual snowfall. Today we aren’t here for a ski but a sled. On the other side of the …

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The great thing about small zoos and aquariums is the up close animal encounters that visitors experience, and the non-profit East Idaho Aquarium is no exception. There are token stations throughout the aquarium allowing you to purchase specific food to feed to various animals, based on that organism’s diet. Today we fed fish, sting rays, …

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It was 4°F when we were packing up our stuff this morning so we waited until 10:00 before meeting at Three Bear Lodge to suit up for our snowmobile adventure today. At 10:00am it was 10°F, with the wind chill factor driving 45 mph it means -38.5°F so proper layers are crucial. A1 was wearing …

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Thirty minutes from West Yellowstone, right past a frozen Hebgen Lake, is the trailhead for Refuge Point. Refuge Point is the location where survivors of an earthquake in 1959 sought protection and the Forest Service smoke jumpers set up operations as they attempted to rescue campers that were trapped between Hebgen Dam and a massive …

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The roads through Yellowstone National Park are closed to road traffic during winter except for two little sections. Today we took a drive on Gallatin Road which takes you through a northwestern portion of Yellowstone National Park. The day we arrived in West Yellowstone a semi-truck driver hit and killed thirteen bison and so there …

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There is no more appropriate name for a town known for its hot springs (albeit not very creative) than Lava Hot Springs. Lava Hot Springs are a system of geothermal mineral springs that have been popular for so long, it was a stop along the Oregon Trail. Because we are in a Subaru and not …

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