On Shaky Ground, Part 2

(picture credit: UUSS) Leah and I passed through the construction zone with time to spare, thus avoiding the road closure, and reducing our stress level. It was 7:00 pm, we were tired, and I needed a break from driving since 10:00 am. If we could make it through the next 28 miles without incident, we'd…Read more On Shaky Ground, Part 2

On Shaky Ground, Part 1

via Daily Post: loop I know I've complained about crowd size at National Parks before, but now that summer is upon us, and we've arrived at Yellowstone, it seems as if this park is bursting at the seams. Today, we abandoned our plans to visit the Upper and Lower Falls of Yellowstone's Grand Canyon because of…Read more On Shaky Ground, Part 1

Rocky Road National Park

With so much attention being paid to the over-crowded conditions at National Parks this year, Leah and I were optimistic that Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) would allow us some breathing room—despite a doomsday article recently published by Denver Post that boasted a 21% increase in visitor attendance at RMNP over the same month last…Read more Rocky Road National Park

Drop-Dead Gorge(ous)

After spending eleven days exploring "The Mighty 5", I believe I've inhaled enough red dust to qualify for the first NASA Mars mission. Utah's red dust had infiltrated everything, leaving a veiled matte finish on every surface: inside the Airstream, inside the truck, inside our undies, and inside our lungs. Leah and I were more…Read more Drop-Dead Gorge(ous)

A Park By Any Other Name*

If you could mix Sedona's red rocks, with Painted Desert's colors, and Zion's canyon walls, and Canyonland's monoliths, while also adding Arches' arches... in a geologic blender, then stir in one cup of Fremont River water,   top with orchard fruit,sprinkle in some petroglyphs, and season with Mormon history,you would have a delicious National Park…Read more A Park By Any Other Name*