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The Other Side of Zion: Kolob Terrace Road

On our way to vegas we had a couple extra days before we really needed to be there.  We decided to explore Zion a bit.  This was my third time there, but I still haven't done Angels Landing or The Narrows.  Our plan was to do at least one of those.  We got there, mid…

Hiking To Hickman Bridge In Capitol Reef National Park

After driving through Capitol Reef a couple times and exploring the south end a little bit, it was time for a proper visit to the scenic road in the north.  There is the highway that passes through the park and the 10-mile (one way) scenic drive near the visitors center taking you further into the…

Surprise Canyon: A Capitol Reef Slot Canyon

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. The best part about working at night was that I had all morning to go do stuff and explore.  This time is was Surprise Canyon in Capitol Reef.  It was my second time…

Bryce Canyon, Because Why Not?

Last July I went to Bryce Canyon for the first time.  This June I went back and it was totally different.  This time it was nice and warm and sunny.  This trip was a bit more spontaneous, but being only 5ish hours away this summer, I figured, why not? This time we stopped at a…

Lower Muley Twist Adventures In Capitol Reef

It was my birthday and I wanted to go somewhere.  After rounding up some new friends, we set off for Capitol Reef with, well, no plan.  After following Burr Trail to the end of the paved section, we went left to get to Capitol Reef.  The first part of it is really pretty, but instead…

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Delicate Arch Hike: A Must-Do On Any Visit To Arches National Park

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. For some reason, I insisted on doing the Delicate Arch hike. "It's only, like, three miles I said." "It won't be that bad."  HA!  Good one, me.  Good one. Spoiler alert: It's worse…

Straight Up Land in Zion National Park

The other day, I realized in my posts about the road trip, in order, I forgot about Zion.  Oops!  I'm not even sure how I forgot about it.  It was the third National Park we visited out of five.  It wasn't my favorite.  You already know Arches was probably my favorite with Bryce Canyon at…

Carlsbad Caverns: A Cool Descent

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. New Mexico is hot.  Like, way hotter than I expected.  Most of the road trip was around the 80's temperature wise, but not New Mexico.  It was all right around 100.  After the…