Monthly Archives: October 2014


Yellowstone is the suburbia of national parks; its vastness spreads across more than one state and the substantial distance between the sites, trailheads, and camping grounds make me wonder if its visitors spend more time in their cars or the … Continue reading

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Grand Teton

Driving north for only half a day completely transformed our surroundings with Wyoming’s alpine mountains, dense forests, year-round snow, and countless lakes replacing Southern Utah’s endless deserts, dry canyons, and wind-sculpted rock formations.  Although quite the opposite of where we’d … Continue reading

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Slot Canyons

Within the Utah/Arizona region that holds the highest concentration of slot canyons compared to anywhere else in the world, Antelope Canyon is probably the most famous of them all.  Almost everyone has seen a photo of or been to Antelope Canyon. Typical … Continue reading

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They say it’s a magical place. They say it’s the most visited national park in the United States. They say they come here for a weekend trip or a vacation and skip the other parks because they only have time … Continue reading

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Capitol Reef, Bryce, and Cedar Breaks National Parks

Capitol Reef Though not as grandiose and epic as the nearby Bryce and Zion National Parks, Capitol Reef still has its charm.  We ended up spending 3 days and 2 nights in this quaint park, hiking several trails and enjoying the … Continue reading

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Little Wild Horse Canyon, Goblin Valley, and Capitol Reef

After I completed my hike at Canyonlands National Park, we headed out for our next destination: Little Wild Horse Canyon and Goblin Valley State Park.  With storms swirling overhead the past couple days and even forecasted for the following day, … Continue reading

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Canyonlands National Park

The autumn thunderstorm that struck on Saturday afternoon lingered throughout all of Southern Utah, teasing us with glimpses of warm sunshine between periods of lightning, curtains of cold rain, and violent winds.  Fortunately when we left Castle Valley on Monday morning … Continue reading

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