Great Basin National Park

8 Of The Most Overlooked National Parks In The USA

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. As you all know, or in case you don't, I love visiting and exploring the national parks.  There are some that get tons of love and are some of the most famous national…

Hiking in Congaree National Park

I loved Congaree National Park.  I may have even put it in my top five.  (Update 2020: It's not in my top five, but I do like it.)  That's a tough list to make, but I think it's up there.  I loved seeing all the bugs and other critters.  I love the cypress trees with…

Grand teton national park winter

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

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 to consider before you take the (polar) plunge to visit Grand Teton National Park in the winter.  So read on to help plan…

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…

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…

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…

Wheeler Peak Great Basin National Park

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 get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. 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…

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

On our way back from Great Basin we ended up passing through Capitol Reef, which we do a lot, but we decided to stop and make the drive into Capitol Gorge. Last year we made a quick stop there, but we didn't go to the end of the road, this time we did.  I don't…

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…

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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 as…

Canyonlands National Park In An Afternoon

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. No, no, no.  I'm not saying you can see the whole of Canyonlands National Park in an afternoon.  But you can do some hiking in at least one district and maybe start off…