Goblin Valley, a Grown Up Playground

There are affiliate links in here.   Goblin Valley State Park in Utah is the perfect side stop on a southwest US road trip.  It's much less visited than the nearby national parks and can be visited in just a few hours on your way to other parks, like Capitol Reef or Lake Powell from Moab. …

Pedestal Alley: The Perfect Afternoon Hike Near Bullfrog, Utah

It was a coolish morning, as coolish as the desert can be in May, and I was off to explore Pedestal Alley on Burr Trail.  There is parking on the left side of the road across from the trailhead, which is marked with a sign, on the right.  The trail basically follows a wash and…

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 is 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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Everything You Need To Know For Visiting Antelope Canyon

I think this is probably on everyone's bucket list, whether they know it or not.  Ok, that could be wrong, but I bet it is on a lot of lists.  What is it you ask?  Oh wait, you probably read the title already.  It's Antelope Canyon.  Lower Antelope Canyon to be exact. Antelope Canyon is…

Unexpected Snow in Rocky Mountain National Park

I get how ridiculous that sounds.  We didn't expect snow in the Rockies?  Well, I guess we sort of did, but not that much.  The roads were clear, which was or main concern as Meredith isn't really made for that.  I think this is where I introduce Meredith, my Smart car.  I love her, but…

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Visit Mount Rushmore On Your South Dakota Road Trip

It was a busy day.  We left Brookings bright and early with the Badlands on our minds.  We figured since we were close, we would go to Mount Rushmore too.  I had heard some not so exciting things about it, that it's not all that impressive, but I mean, we had to go.  It's Mount…

Unprepared at Delicate Arch

For some reason, I insisted on seeing Delicate Arch. "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 than you think.  Not baad enough to not do it, but go in prepared.  Bring water.  Maybe a snack.  Yes, bring a snack. There's…

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.* 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 hot air balloon ride in Albuquerque, we told one of the guys on the balloon team we…