Capitol Reef apple orchard

Everything You Need To Know About The Capitol Reef Orchards

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them. Capitol Reef is definitely the most underrated national park in Utah.  It gets overlooked on road trips through the area (guilty) for the much more popular Arches and Zion.  While I love the hiking of Capitol Reef and how…

Headquarters Canyon Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Cachers: Hiking Headquarters Canyon In Capitol Reef

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them. I've driven past the trailhead for Headquarters Canyon I don't know how many times over the last three summers without doing the hike.  Well, I finally hiked Headquarters Canyon and it was so cool.  Plus, there was a Geocache…

Great Basin National Park stella lake

Great Basin National Park: Nevada’s Alpine Paradise

There may be affiliate links in here. As you know, last year in June I went to Great Basin National Park in Nevada and fell in love.  Obviously, that meant we had to go back again this summer.  If you saw my Bears Ears post, you'll know we did the same thing the same weekend…

abajo mountains blanding utah

Bears Ears To The Abajos: An Underrated Mountain Getaway

In 2017 we went camping in Bears Ears on my birthday.  We had no immediate plans to go back when we left for Grand Junction on my birthday in 2018.  Our plan was to do the Trail Through Time then camp in McInnis Canyon and do some hiking.  Well, good old Ginger (my old 2016 Ford…

Great Sand Dunes National Park Colorado

How Well Do You Know the US National Parks?

As you know, I love the national parks. I thought it would be fun to make a little national park quiz. I might even make a little series out of it featuring other monuments and park sites. Stay tuned for more fun national park quizzes and let me know in the comments what other quizzes…

100 hands pictograph escalante

Witch Zapping Reindeer, Or The 100 Hands Pictograph in Escalante

There are affiliate links in here. How I went two years without knowing about this hike and these petroglyphs is beyond me.  The 100 Hands Pictograph Hike in Escalante is a great, short option if you're just passing through the park.   It's right along the main road so you don't have to make the perilous…

Colorado national monument coke ovens

Coke Ovens And The Devils Kitchen In Colorado National Monument

Colorado National Monument in Grand Junction, Colorado is a hidden gem.  I had heard of it my first summer working in Bullfrog, but I knew literally nothing about it until maybe a week before I went.  Turns out, I love it!  I won't lie, I don't really like Grand Junction.  The food options aren't great. …

Perfect Packing List For Camping In The National Parks On A Road Trip

There are affiliate links in here.  I did receive the Darn Tough Socks and LuminAID to try out and like always, all opinions are my own. This isn't going to be the ultimate packing list with literally everything you should bring on a national park road trip where you'll be doing a lot of camping. …

A Non-Hikers Drive Through Guide To Arches National Park

I know not everyone likes hiking.  I know not everyone has time to hike when they visit national parks.  So that's why I decided to share a non-hiking drive through guide to Arches, one of my favorite parks.  While most of this doesn't require hiking, there will be some hiking involved, but it's all under a…

Hidden Canyon: Intro To Angel’s Landing

There are affiliate links in here. Last year I got the National Geographic Secrets of the National Parks book.  I didn't really look through it until I was home recently.  When I was looking through it to get ready for our trip to Zion, I saw a hike I hadn't heard of before.  That hike…

Hike Kolob Canyons: Taylor Creek Trail

Over the last few years, I've visited Zion National Park quite a few times.  I've been to the main area of the park and down Kolob Terrace Road, but I hadn't been to Kolob Canyons yet.  I didn't actually realize it existed until a few months ago.  Crazy, right? Well, this trip it was our…

Hiking Canyon Overlook Trail In Zion National Park

As you know, I was just in Wisconsin for about a month for the holidays.  I had all these plans to do all kinds of fun stuff in the area and then it was freezing cold, like below zero the majority of our time there.  So all those cool things I wanted to do have…

Badlands Below Zero: Tips For Visiting The Badlands In The Winter

Badlands National Park is awesome in the summer, but I wanted to see it in the winter, covered in snow.  Now that I've seen (almost) all the parks between Utah and Wisconsin in the spring or summer, it's time to see them in the winter.  Everything just looks so different with a layer of snow.…