A Window into Arches National Park

My recent trip to Arches National Park was my first visit ever to this park and I really had no idea what to expect.  Of course I had seen many pictures from Arches and had a copy of the map of the park, but that doesn't really tell you much. We … [Read more...]

Sunset from Mesquite Springs Campground in Death Valley

There are a lot of camping options in Death Valley National Park.  The main campground is at Furnace Creek near the visitor's center and sees the majority of the RV and seasonal traffic.  Much of the backcountry is open for camping as long as you're … [Read more...]

Broken Arch from Devil’s Garden Campground

Since we managed to grab a spot at Devil's Garden Campground in Arches National Park a night early, we got to explore the area a little that afternoon.  Our first hike was Broken Arch Trail from the campground.  Once we got camp set up we headed up … [Read more...]

Devil’s Garden Campground at Arches NP

From May through October, Devil's Garden Campground is reservation only.  Our sort of last minute trip to Arches National Park was at the end of October and by the time I called to get reservations they were pretty full.  We would drive in Sunday … [Read more...]

Fall in Arches National Park

Fall color is amazing and is one thing that will get photographers out of their cozy beds and into the frosty pre-dawn mornings this time of year.  When I think of Fall color I think of places like Acadia National Park or Great Smoky Mountain NP, … [Read more...]

Caribou – Denali National Park

  Caribou live in extreme northerly latitudes.  These caribou are roaming on the open tundra in Denali National Park in the Fall. … [Read more...]

Fall in Denali National Park

  Fall is different in the Subarctic.  The tundra has the same colors as you see on deciduous trees.  Here on the tundra, the same pigments are visible on the low-lying plants of the tundra. … [Read more...]

The Narrows can make you feel small

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October colors in The Narrows

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A National Park for every season – What’s your favorite?

The natural elements shape our experiences in the National Parks, revealing characteristics that seem to emerge only with the changing seasons. Visitors crowd into Parks across the country during the summer months taking advantage of the long days … [Read more...]