Morning Glory Geyser, near Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park. (Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times)
U.S. national parks and monuments
Marsha and Matthew Philippe, Fred and Donna Pannebaker, Crestline
The Philippes and the Pannebakers are visiting national parks and monuments on a four-to-five-week RV trip. Destinations include Great Basin, Craters of the Moon, Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Wind Cave, Badlands, Mt. Rushmore, Rocky Mountains, Mesa Verde, Canyons of the Ancients and the Grand Canyon. Opting out of the guided tour bus experience, they are looking forward to relaxing at their own pace in their own buses and beds.