Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Fort Laramie National Historic Site, Hiking, Microadventures, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, Nebraska, United States, Wyoming

Agate Fossil Beds National Monument & Fort Laramie National Historic Site

Memorial Day weekend was approaching, and initially I had planned a trip through the Black Hills to knock out some National Park Service units in South Dakota and to hike the high point of that state. But after eleven days in Washington earlier in the month and just a busy overall month, I just lost… Continue reading Agate Fossil Beds National Monument & Fort Laramie National Historic Site

Activities, Colorado, Hiking, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, Rocky Mountain National Park, United States

Colorado Hiked: Twin Sisters Peaks

I am a bit of a planner, what can I say? After fretting over mountain-forecast.com for the past week, I was really at a loss of what to do when the weekend neared. The ridiculously windy spring had continued in northern Colorado and southern Wyoming. Needing a final training hike to "cram prepare" for Mount… Continue reading Colorado Hiked: Twin Sisters Peaks

Camping, Colorado, Dinosaur National Monument, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, United States, Utah

A BeaUTAHful Bucket List: Day 11 – Dinosaur National Monument

Day 11 - April 5, 2022 The take aways... Belted cows are suited for a hardy environmentI met the younger "know it all" version of my self at Dinosaur National MonumentCell phone signal varies greatly from one side of the parking lot to the next in Vernal, UTCrocs are amazingWyoming will greet you back from… Continue reading A BeaUTAHful Bucket List: Day 11 – Dinosaur National Monument

Arches National Park, Camping, Hiking, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, United States, Utah

A BeaUTAHful Bucket List: Day 10 – Chicken Corners & Arches National Park

Day 10 - April 4, 2022 The take aways... If you get an inkling the food tote broke in half on the road to Chicken Corners, that's probably because it really didArches Thai has amazing phoThe dinosaur tracks are always worth a stopWe didn't know anything about where we were after dark Crystal Geyser stopped… Continue reading A BeaUTAHful Bucket List: Day 10 – Chicken Corners & Arches National Park

Camping, Hiking, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, United States, Utah, Zion National Park

A BeaUTAHful Bucket List: Day 9 – Zion National Park

Day 9 - April 3, 2022 The take aways... Check if the Narrows are open before lugging the hip waders up Angels LandingLottery permit systems can be a joyous thingKolob Canyon is worth the peekI-70 has gorgeous rest areasYou can fall asleep to the sounds of a geyser in the desert! It's Angels Landing day!… Continue reading A BeaUTAHful Bucket List: Day 9 – Zion National Park