Activities, Cycling, National Parks/Etc., United States, Utah

Desert Escape Part 4: Canyonlands National Park Island in the Sky District, Dead Horse Point State Park, and Dino Tracks at North Klondike Bluffs

Read Part 1 here, Part 2 here, and Part 3 here. Sometimes things sound like a really good idea until they're not. When initially planning the trip I decided I wanted to photograph Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park at sunrise, which involves a crazy early morning and waiting in the dark. Then I finally… Continue reading Desert Escape Part 4: Canyonlands National Park Island in the Sky District, Dead Horse Point State Park, and Dino Tracks at North Klondike Bluffs

Activities, Cycling, National Parks/Etc., United States, Utah

Desert Escape Part 3: Navajo Rocks & Arches National Park

Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here Our first full day in Moab! After a cozy night in our cabin, we got an early start on what would be a busy, tiring day starting with a 17-mile mountain bike ride at Navajo Rocks and ending with some hiking in Arches National Park. Navajo Rocks… Continue reading Desert Escape Part 3: Navajo Rocks & Arches National Park

Activities, Colorado, Cycling, United States, Utah

Desert Escape Part 2: Kokopelli Trails, KlonZo Trails, and Hurrah Pass

You can read Part 1 here After a very good night's sleep, I awoke way too early, my body ready to go for more adventuring. My friend Sarah was still snoozing away, so I tipped toed around the hotel room, making some tea and reading, waiting for her to stir. Only Sarah could convince me… Continue reading Desert Escape Part 2: Kokopelli Trails, KlonZo Trails, and Hurrah Pass

Colorado, Cycling, National Parks/Etc., United States

Desert Escape Part 1: Colorado National Monument, Dinosaur Hill, and Desert Gravel CO2UT

A lack of adventures makes Heidi a dull girl. To say I was long overdue for a vacation is an understatement. Luckily I had my perfect escape moment - a gravel bike race in Fruita, CO, which would land me in proximity to one of my favorite desert getaways, Moab, UT. Vacation requests in at… Continue reading Desert Escape Part 1: Colorado National Monument, Dinosaur Hill, and Desert Gravel CO2UT

National Parks/Etc., Nebraska, United States

Evening Visit to Scotts Bluff National Monument

What does one do when you're in Gering, Nebraska for a bike race and have time to kill? Go get more stamps in your Parks Passport, clearly! My friend, Julie, and I were in town for the Robidoux Quick & Dirty bike race in mid-June, and I made sure there would be some time to… Continue reading Evening Visit to Scotts Bluff National Monument