The Watchtower at Desert View – Grand Canyon National Park

I'm a sucker for great architecture.  Many of the older parks like Yellowstone, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon have some amazing legacy architecture that gives a lot of character to the park. On the last trip to Grand Canyon National Park we chose to … [Read more...]

Land’s End – Angel’s Landing at Zion National Park

When I mentioned I was going to be visiting Zion National Park for the first time, nearly everyone said "You HAVE to hike Angel's Landing".  When enough people had recommended it I did a quick online search and found pictures of the trail.  Awesome! … [Read more...]

Mysterious Rocks of Death Valley

After renting a jeep and driving 27 miles down a washboard dirt road, I was really wondering whether seeing the famous "Racetrack," where they say the rocks move on their own, would even be worth it. Even after we got to the dry lake bed I still … [Read more...]

Hiking the Narrows of Zion National Park in October

Any trip to Zion National Park ultimately leads to a stroll down the River Walk which ends at the southern terminus of The Narrows, the world's largest slot canyon. Last October, I loaded the F-150 with enough gear for a base camp in the Watchman … [Read more...]