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Seven Magic Mountains: The Coolest Outdoor Art In Las Vegas

When I flew home for a few days this summer out of Vegas there was one thing I knew I needed to in the short time I was there, and it technically isn't even in what everyone thinks of as Vegas, the strip.  I had to see the Seven Magic Mountains, just a short drive…

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Boating + Hiking: How To See Rainbow Bridge On Lake Powell

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. I've been to Rainbow Bridge on Lake Powell twice.  It's one of those things you have to see on Lake Powell eventually.  I won't lie.  I didn't love it.  It's not my favorite…

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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…

Boating North Lake Powell: Moqui Canyon

  There are affiliate links in here. On our way to Smith Fork, in October mind you, after hearing about it all summer, I finally made us go into Moqui Canyon.  It was way cooler than I thought.  Apparently there are Moqui steps (smallish holes carved into the canyon walls to climb up and down)…

Finding Mountain Lions in the San Rafael Swell

This place gives me the creeps.  That's what I'm starting with.  Makes you want to go there, right?  Yeah, totally. . . This was my first time there, I eventually went back, but that's for later.  This time I just knew I wanted to go the direction away from Goblin Valley, so straight instead of…

Hike To The Fire Wave And Pastel Canyon In Valley of Fire State Park

The two things I wanted to see in Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada on our way to Vegas were the Fire Wave and Pastel Canyon.  The Fire Wave is rumored to be super cool, almost rivaling, and not to be confused with, The Wave in Arizona.  More on that later.  And Pastel Canyon…

Finding Petroglyphs in Valley of Fire State Park

After reading about Valley of Fire on Alex in Wanderland and knowing I was going to Vegas in September, I figured why not make a stop there since I'll be in the area.  I wasn't really sure what to expect, well hot, but that's about it.  I knew about the Fire Wave, which is supposed to…