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…

Yah’ah’ teh’ From Monument Valley

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. I finally made it to Monument Valley.  And went on the Moki Deathway.  And saw Muley Point.  It was an exciting, but…

Scorched At Sand Hollow State Park

Last year I remember reading a blog post about Sand Hollow State Park.  I got confused and was thinking of Snow Canyon State Park.  I looked up both and they both looked cool, so in the morning before we went to Zion, we stopped at Sand Hollow for like, 30 minutes and left because it…

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…

Canyonlands National Park In An Afternoon

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.   No, no, no.  I'm not saying you can see the whole of Canyonlands National Park in an afternoon.  But you can…

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…

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…

Admiring The Henry’s From The Elephant Skin

Along Burr Trail, and a lot of the Interstate between Grand Junction and Hanksville, is this gray kitty litter-elephant skin stuff.  How official does that sound?  I've always enjoyed looking at it and after setting up camp along Burr one night, we decided to climb it, finally. This stuff is super weird, like squishy.  It…

Hiking to Halls Creek Overlook

Hiking to Halls Creek Overlook

There are affiliate links in here. The first time I drove down Burr Trail, I saw the trailhead for Halls creek Overlook.  I told myself I would do that before I left.  Well, I didn't.  I did hike to a different overlook though, so I say it still counts. From Bullfrog, it's maybe a half…

My Favorite Hikes That Aren’t in National Parks

I just covered my favorite National Park hikes, so now it's time to take a look at the rest of them, outside the parks, which is a lot more.  I did quite a bit of hiking towards the beginning of summer, and in the middle, but almost none towards the end, which is a little…