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...]

Toast on Half Dome

My friends and I had wanted to go see Yosemite National Park for most of our lives. We "trained" for 6 months and thought we were in pretty good shape, but were still not prepared for the ~16 mile hike and 4800 foot elevation gain to get to the top … [Read more...]

How lucky! – Backpacking Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

We had spent the week on the island of Maui, my husband and I, exploring the beauty of Haleakala. Now it was off to the Big Island to spend 4 days backpacking along the coast in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park! Late in the week while on Maui, we … [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...]

The Cables of Half Dome at Yosemite National Park

If you have ever been to Yosemite National Park, then you have no doubt marveled at the massive granite rock that sticks out in the distance known as Half Dome. For many people marveling is all that they do and honestly that is good enough; but if … [Read more...]