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- 07.22.21 : Explored a secret little permit-only area of Vermillion Cliffs National Monumenr. No, it’s not “The Wave” but it’s similar and we were the only people to be found for miles around, so it was even better.07.21.21 : Hiked 10 miles round trip down the North Kaibab Trail to Roaring Springs. The 3,300 feet of elevation gain in the heat was tough, but it’s an incredible trail. This is the Redwall Bridge about 2.8 miles and 2,100 feet down from the rim.07.20.21 : Saw some crazy rain and thunderstorm action while at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Second pic was later that evening with clear skies.07.18.21 : The Zion Canyon Narrows hike was even cooler than anticipated. We hiked nearly 4 miles up the canyon through water ranging from ankle to waist deep.07.17.21 : Zion Canyon viewed from Observation Point. We got there via the 3.5-mile East Mesa Trail from the east edge of the park. Angel’s Landing is the point at the center right.07.17.21 : Thor’s Hammer viewed from the Navajo Loop trail at Bryce Canyon.
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A selection of images from our 4,560-mile summer getaway. This was an alternate plan, created after flying became undesirable due to the pandemic. (We’ll save Portland and the Oregon Coast for when things are back to normal.) We managed to … Continue reading
Tallgrass prairie once covered 170 million acres of North America. Today less than 4% remains, some of it under the protection of the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in the Kansas Flint Hills. A ranch since the 1880s, the land in … Continue reading
Theodore Roosevelt National Park is divided into two units, about 80 miles apart. We spent a full day in the larger South Unit (next to the town of Medora, ND and I-94) and a few hours in the North Unit. … Continue reading
Yellowstone National Park: the first and, as many souvenirs would suggest, the best of the national parks. It is also one of the largest and most diverse parks in the continental US. Anyone visiting Yellowstone will spend a lot of … Continue reading
Our favorites: See: The view of the Tetons and the Park below from Inspiration Point (moderate 2 miles if you take the shuttle boat across Jenny Lake – Hidden Falls, on the way up, is not to be missed) Do: Garnet … Continue reading
Based on our research of great hiking trails in Glacier National Park, we had originally planned on spending a day hiking the Highline Trail and taking a ranger-guided hike to Grinnell Glacier on our second day in the park. Unfortunately … Continue reading
Our favorites: Do: Caesars Head & Table Rock State Parks (hiking) See: BMW Zentrum Museum (Greer, SC) Eat: Dinner – The Lazy Goat Eat: Dinner – Sassafras Southern Bistro
While hiking last week, we encountered lots of people on the trails. In passing, we sometimes caught a random sentence or exchange being spoken by other hikers that made us laugh. (Side note: Bribing children with food seems to be … Continue reading