How Well Do You Know the US National Parks?

As you know, I love the national parks. I thought it would be fun to make a little national park quiz. I might even make a little series out of it featuring other monuments and park sites. Stay tuned for more fun national park quizzes and let me know in the comments what other quizzes…

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…

Photo by Morad Abdul-Jabbar

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. …

How To Avoid Crowds In The National Parks

There are affiliate links in here. One thing that makes a national park experience less fun is fighting the crowds on and off trails.  I mean really, who likes waiting in line just to get into the park for two hours?  Or waiting in a line on a hiking trail?  Or looking for a parking…

Upper Lower Muley Twist Adventures

If that title doesn't confuse you, cool.  If it does, here's what I mean.  Lower Muley Twist is like, a 15-mile hike in Capitol Reef National Park.  The trailhead is at the top of the Burr Trail switchbacks and the end is at the bottom at least a mile away.  We started at the trailhead,…

A Non-Hikers Drive Through Guide To Arches National Park

I know not everyone likes hiking.  I know not everyone has time to hike when they visit national parks.  So that's why I decided to share a non-hiking drive through guide to Arches, one of my favorite parks.  While most of this doesn't require hiking, there will be some hiking involved, but it's all under a…

11 More Of My Favorite National Park Hikes

Last year, almost an exact year, I did a post on my favorite hikes in national parks.  Well, in the time that's passed, I've gone to new parks and I've gone back to a lot of parks.  I've done a lot of new hikes in these visits and decided to share 10 more of my…

Hidden Canyon: Intro To Angel’s Landing

There are affiliate links in here. Last year I got the National Geographic Secrets of the National Parks book.  I didn't really look through it until I was home recently.  When I was looking through it to get ready for our trip to Zion, I saw a hike I hadn't heard of before.  That hike…

Hike Kolob Canyons: Taylor Creek Trail

Over the last few years, I've visited Zion National Park quite a few times.  I've been to the main area of the park and down Kolob Terrace Road, but I hadn't been to Kolob Canyons yet.  I didn't actually realize it existed until a few months ago.  Crazy, right? Well, this trip it was our…

Hiking Canyon Overlook Trail In Zion National Park

As you know, I was just in Wisconsin for about a month for the holidays.  I had all these plans to do all kinds of fun stuff in the area and then it was freezing cold, like below zero the majority of our time there.  So all those cool things I wanted to do have…

My 11 Favorite Pictures From Capitol Reef National Park + Tips For Visiting

Capitol Reef is one of my favorite national parks so far.  It has tons of awesome hiking.  It's super close to other awesome parks.  It has delicious cinnamon rolls and ice cream.  And it's highly overlooked.  I just wanted to share some of my favorite pictures from my visits, my favorite posts from the park,…

Badlands Below Zero: Tips For Visiting In The Winter

Badlands National Park is awesome in the summer, but I wanted to see it in the winter, covered in snow.  Now that I've seen (almost) all the parks between Utah and Wisconsin in the spring or summer, it's time to see them in the winter.  Everything just looks so different with a layer of snow.…