Best Hikes In Eau Claire, Wisconsin And The Chippewa Valley

I don't want to say I'm an Eau Claire hiking pro, because I'm definitely not, but I did spend my fair share of time wandering through the woods back in the day. I spent a ton of time on the Boyd Trail when I was in high school (sorry mother) then in college I went…

15 Of The Best Places To See Fall Colors In Eau Claire, Wisconsin + The Chippewa Valley

Even before I left for my trip to visit home I had a giant list of posts I wanted to write, including this one. think the midwest is an underrated fall destination and II wanted to find the best places to see fall foliage in Eau Claire. Sure, I grew up there and knew a…

Otter Creek Trails: A Hidden Gem Hiking Spot In Eau Claire, WI

Before my visit home I scoured and mapped out my Wisconsin bucket list to make a plan to see all the things. One of those things I new I had to do was hike the Otter Creek Trails! On Google Maps they're the Otter Creek Trails, but on AllTrails it's the Centennial Park Trails. They're…

Boyd Trail: A Short And Sweet River Trail In Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Now that my Utah hiking posts are done and I took months to post nothing here, I'm back and starting to share from my trip home in October! I do have Florida hikes to share that we did between March and October but I'm excited for these. I haven't gone through any of my pictures…

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Get Your Spook On At The Grafton Ghost Town Outside Of Zion National Park

During our winter trip to Zion, we had one day where we just didn't want to hike and I remembered the Grafton Ghost Town was nearby so off we went! I didn't really know what to expect, i just knew that it was rumored to be haunted and I'm a big fan of haunted things.…

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A Choose Your Own Adventure Hiking Guide To One Day In Zion National Park

I went back and forth for so long on how to do this post for spending one day in Zion National Park. For some parks, like Canyonlands, it's easy to pick the best things to see and do in one day. Others, like Arches, that's a lot harder so I pick different combinations of things…

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Winter In Zion: Top Tips For Utah’s Most Popular National Park In The Off-Season

Over my last winter in Utah, technically Arizona, I wanted to do as much as I possibly could. While we didn't make to all five Utah national parks, we did make it to three. I already have posts about Arches in winter and Canyonlands in winter and now that I finished my Zion hiking posts,…

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See All The Waterfalls While You Hike The Kayenta Trail To Emerald Pools In Zion National Park

On my first Utah road trip in 2015, we stopped at Zion and I hiked to the Emerald Pools with my friend Danny. I know we had fun but, looking back, I don't know if I was like, blown away it at all. I don't think I was disappointed by it either though. I just…

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Petroglyph Canyon Zion: Hike To The Secret Petroglyphs Of Zion

One of the things I knew I had to do on our winter trip to Zion was hike the short Petroglyph Canyon Trail because I love rock art and will probably try to see it anywhere if I know it's there. I just love it. The only issue was, the Petroglyph Canyon Trail is on…

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Pa’rus Trail Zion: The Perfect Easy Zion Hike To End Your Day

On our January Zion trip we weren't prepared for so much snow and ice on the east side of the park so we ended up doing most of the main canyon hikes, including the easy Pa'rus Trail from the visitor center. We were running out of main canyon hikes after already having done the Sand…

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Snow Covered Views On The Watchman Trail In Zion National Park (+ The Archaeology Trail)

Next up in my posts from our January Zion trip is the Watchman Trail. I had been to or through Zion no less than a dozen times before this trip and I had never heard of the Watchman Trail. I don't know how, but I hadn't. I am so glad I did find out about…

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Lower Pine Creek Waterfall Hike: Zion National Park’s Hidden Waterfall

I'm finally making my way through my Zion trip posts, the last posts from my time out west. It's sad but exciting and I'll have plenty of lists coming still but only a few more hikes out there. I think we did the Sand Bench Trail before this one and had a little time before…

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19 Awesome Things To Do In Death Valley That Aren’t Hiking

Death Valley is amazing and huge and overwhelming. There is so much to see and do there, it can be hard to know where to start. Well, that's what I'm here for, at least if you're looking for things to do in Death Valley besides hiking. Some of these things are just quick stops on…

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Sand Bench Trail: Zion National Parks Most Underrated Trail

My goal on our January 2022 Zion trip was to do as many hikes as possible that I hadn't done yet. And we did it! Mostly. I think we actually did do all of the hikes in the main canyon and near the visitor center but we were only able to do one on the…