Ranger Talk: Dani

Ranger Talk: A Park Ranger Interview With Dani In Texas

I recently decided it would be fun to start a series of National Park Ranger Interviews and, well, welcome to the first one!  I figured instead of just sharing experiences from National Park Service, I would share all kinds of ranger stories.  While Dani doesn't work for NPS, she is a ranger for Texas Parks…

Cohab Canyon Trail: Capitol Reef’s Best View

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. I feel like every time I do a new hike at Capitol Reef, it's my favorite and things were no different on my first visit of the year.  Our plan was to drive…

7 Reasons Why Visiting Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park Is Worth It

This was my third trip to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and I was hoping for a little sun this time.  The first two trips were cold, rainy, and windy, but still totally worth it.  This time it was warmer but still not quite sunny.  It was just a quick visit with some…

Everything You Need To Know To Plan A Trip To Everglades National Park On Your South Florida Road Trip

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. While I was probably looking forward to time on a beach the most on our South Florida road trip, I was also pretty excited about finally visiting Everglades National Park.  I knew we…

The Best Things To Do In Capitol Reef National Park If You Don’t Hike

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. Capitol Reef might be my favorite national park in Utah.  It's the one I've lived the closest to making it the easiest for me to explore.  While it has a ton of awesome…

Biscayne National Park: Camping, Tours, And Everything Else You Need To Know

There are affiliate links in here.  If you purchase anything through them I get a tiny commission at no extra cost to you. On our South Florida road trip, we knew we would be spending most of our time in the Everglades and Big Cypress, but we also wanted to stop at Biscayne National Park. …

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Everything You Need To Know About The Capitol Reef Orchards

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them. Capitol Reef is definitely the most underrated national park in Utah.  It gets overlooked on road trips through the area (guilty) for the much more popular Arches and Zion.  While I love the hiking of Capitol Reef and how…

10 Best National Park Sites For History Buffs

There is a national park out there for everybody.  Whether you think you belong in the mountains or desert, underwater or in a town, there is a park for you.  Well, this one is for all the history buffs out there.  From east to west, park to monument to historic site, we've got you covered,…

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Capitol Cachers: Hiking Headquarters Canyon In Capitol Reef

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them. I've driven past the trailhead for Headquarters Canyon I don't know how many times over the last three summers without doing the hike.  Well, I finally hiked Headquarters Canyon and it was so cool.  Plus, there was a Geocache…

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Great Basin National Park: Nevada’s Alpine Paradise

There may be affiliate links in here. 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 saw my Bears Ears post, you'll know we did the same thing the same weekend…

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The Best Bad National Park Reviews I Could Find

So, something you may not know about me is that I LOVE reading bad reviews.  Restaurant, store, business, parks, towns, I love them all.  This winter I realized that you could review the national parks.  Why I never thought you could before, I don't know.  Well, I started reading the bad reviews and some of…

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Witch Zapping Reindeer, Or The 100 Hands Pictograph in Escalante

There are affiliate links in here. How I went two years without knowing about this hike and these petroglyphs is beyond me.  The 100 Hands Pictograph Hike in Escalante is a great, short option if you're just passing through the park.   It's right along the main road so you don't have to make the perilous…

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Best National Parks To Visit In The Winter

There are affiliate links in here. Lately, I've been thinking more about this winter, where I'll be, what I'll be doing, all that good stuff.  I've especially been dreaming about the Tetons in the winter.  I love it.  I don't love winter, but nothing beats the Tetons under eight feet of snow with moose lounging…

Perfect Packing List For Camping In The National Parks On A Road Trip

There are affiliate links in here.  I did receive the Darn Tough Socks and LuminAID to try out and like always, all opinions are my own. This isn't going to be the ultimate packing list with literally everything you should bring on a national park road trip where you'll be doing a lot of camping. …