West Texas (Sort-Of) Hidden Gem: How To Spend Half A Day In Guadalupe Mountains National Park

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. I knew most people that visited Guadalupe Mountains National Park in Texas did it for longer backpacking trips, or at least overnight trips.  We were just passing through and didn't really know what…

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The Best Things To Do In Grand Teton National Park That Aren’t Hiking

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. Welcome back to my things to do that aren't hiking series!  This time we're focusing on Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, one of my personal favorites, especially in the winter.  But, for…

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Hiking Teapot Mountain In Taiwan: A Great Day Hike From Taipei

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. While it's been a few years since I hiked to Teapot Mountain in Taiwan, I decided to finally write about it.  Teapot Mountain is the perfect day trip from Taipei if you want…

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Rocky Fork State Park: A Tennessee Hidden Gem

There are affiliate links in here.  If you purchase anything through them, I get a tiny commission at no extra cost to you. I've wanted to visit more state parks over the last few years, not just in Utah, but everywhere.  Florida has some of the best state parks and I think that's how this…

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Follow Fall Along The Alpine Loop In Utah

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them. I love me a good scenic drive, I mean, who doesn't?  So when we were planning one last trip up to Salt Lake in October, I knew it was time to do the Alpine Loop from Provo to American…

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Great Basin National Park: Nevada’s Alpine Paradise

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. As you know, last year in June I went to Great Basin National Park in Nevada and fell in love.  Obviously, that meant we had to go back again this summer.  If you…

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Hell’s Backbone Scenic Drive From Boulder To Escalante, Utah

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. Hell's Backbone Scenic Drive from Boulder to Escalante, Utah is one of those things I've seen and driven past a million times since I first moved out here and we finally decided to…

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Bears Ears To The Abajos: An Underrated Mountain Getaway

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. In 2017 we went camping in Bears Ears on my birthday.  We had no immediate plans to go back when we left for Grand Junction on my birthday in 2018.  Our plan was…

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Devils Backbone In Loveland, Colorado: An Easy Hike With Great Views

While I wouldn't say it's the best hike in Colorado, Devils Backbone in Loveland is a nice way to do a little hiking without straying too far from a city.  It's not to be confused with the Hell's Backbone drive in Utah.  This hike is easy, conveniently located, and has a good view of the…

Is It Worth Going To Grand Teton National Park In The Winter?

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. Yes!  100% worth it.  There you go.  That's all.  I kid.  I'll break it down for you a bit more than that.  Short answer: yes.  Long answer: yes, but there are some things…

The Best Of The Fall Colors From Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Ahh, I finally have my pictures from the Smokies ready and I've been so excited to share them, and there's a lot of them, so I decided to share the best of the fall colors all in one post.  Don't worry, you'll see them again, I just wanted to share these together.  After all, it…

Three Hairy Bears In Great Smoky Mountains National Park

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. After a few days in the Carolinas, we finally made it to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  The first night we just drove through from the Blueridge Parkway to Gatlinburg.  At first, I…

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Bristlecones And Alpine Lakes In The Nevada Desert

This June we decided to go to Nevada.  But, where in Nevada?  Not Vegas, we knew that.  Maybe Great Basin National Park.  How far is that?  It's only six hours?  And we have three days off this week?  Ok, Great Basin it is.  A few pictures of alpine lakes and word of some of the…