Three Hairy Bears In Great Smoky Mountains National Park

There are affiliate links in here.  If you purchase anything through them I get a tiny commission at no extra cost to you.  It helps keep me on adventures and this blog running. After a few days in the Carolinas, we finally made it to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  The first night we just…

How To Make The Most Of A Trip To A National Park

It's no secret I love exploring the National Parks in the US.  I've learned a thing or two on those trips to know how to better use my time in the parks.  It can be a little overwhelming knowing how to utilize your time most effectively without being super stressed while fighting the tourist hoards.…

A Little Taste Of Fall In Capitol Reef

The first day my parents were visiting we had a solid plan: take Burr Trail all the way to Burr Trail Grill in Boulder then go to Capitol Reef to see the Pioneer Register again (they hadn't seen it yet) and pick apples in the orchard at Capitol Reef, finally!  I wanted to pick fruit…

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…

Wet ‘N Wild In The Zion Narrows

There are affiliate links in here.   I finally did it!  I finally hiked The Narrows!  See, this is a big deal for me because as most of you know (or are about to learn) I do not like water activities.  I like being on water, but not in water.  Very different things.  I managed to avoid going into…

A Pit Stop In Capitol Reef: Hiking To The Pioneer Register And The Tanks

There are affiliate links in here.  If you purchase anything through them I get a tiny commission at no extra cost to you.  It helps keep me on adventures and this blog running.   On our way back from Great Basin we ended up passing through Capitol Reef, which we do a lot, but we…

The Desert Narrows: Sulphur Creek In Capitol Reef

After first hearing about the Sulphur Creek hike on a podcast, I knew I had to do it.  I started thinking of it as the desert narrows.  Yes, the narrows in Zion technically are the desert, but this actually felt like desert.  I finally hiked part of the narrows in Zion the week before, still out of…

A Quick Visit To Arches National Park

  This was my third visit to Arches National Park and probably won't be my last.  It was the first National Park I ever visited, and now I'm hooked, not just to Arches, but visiting all the parks.  We visited back in April, late, I know, and I wasn't expecting it to be as busy…

Bottom Of The River At Black Canyon Of The Gunnison

There are affiliate links in here.  If you purchase anything through them I get a tiny commission at no extra cost to you.  It helps keep me on adventures and this blog running. Last year I went to Black Canyon of the Gunnison in Colorado for the first time.  I hadn't even heard of it…

Things To Consider In A Seasonal Job

Now that you know why you should work seasonally and how to find the job you want, I'm going to tell you the things I think you should ask about that job.  You know the part of the interview, at the end, where they say do you have any questions?  and you probably say none that I…

Third Time’s The Charm: Hiking Navajo Loop (Finally)

There are affiliate links in here.  If you purchase anything through them I get a tiny commission at no extra cost to you.  It helps keep me on adventures and this blog running. Bryce Canyon National Park is one of my favorites, at least after my latest visit.  If you've been here for a while…

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Underwhelmed At Mesa Verde National Park

There are affiliate links in here.  If you purchase anything through them I get a tiny commission at no extra cost to you.  It helps keep me on adventures and this blog running. That title is just the start of a glowing review, right?  Ehh, not really.  But, I keep things real here and that…

How To Find A Seasonal National Park Job

Last year I got into working seasonally around the US in, or near, national parks.  I didn't even know it was a thing until someone I used to work with went to Yellowstone for a summer.  I didn't really know what I was doing when I started looking, but my system worked out pretty well.…