Arizona, Camping, Hot Springs, Lake Mead National Recreational Area, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, Nevada, United States

A BeaUTAHful Bucket List: Day 6 – Black Canyon of the Colorado River

Day 6 - March 31, 2022 The take aways... Fear and floating in Las VegasExpect awkward encounters at Arizona Hot SpringsRingtail cat!I didn't die 5:30am alarm. Get dressed. Arrange the final items in the bags. Starbucks. Chug latte. Nervously chatter away, trying not to remember what I was doing today. Whack my head hard on… Continue reading A BeaUTAHful Bucket List: Day 6 – Black Canyon of the Colorado River

Camping, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Hiking, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, United States, Utah, Waterfalls

A BeaUTAHful Bucket List: Day 4 – Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

Day 4- March 29, 2022 The take aways... Our public lands are beyond amazing in the United StatesChase all the waterfallsSprained ankles don't like slickrock ashtraysGet the pizza, you earned itThe bag hanging in the woods did not have a human head in it, despite what my imagination said With a sketchy forecast for the… Continue reading A BeaUTAHful Bucket List: Day 4 – Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

Activities, Camping, Hiking, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, Oregon, Silver Falls State Park, United States, Waterfalls

A Presidential Adventure – Part 1: Waterfalls & Movie Rentals

Another three day weekend, another flight to Portland booked! A flight that landed at 12:20am, but a flight nonetheless (even better since it was $80). This rendition of three-day-weekend-PNW-adventures would be centered around backpacking in Crater Lake National Park over President's Day weekend in February - new national park for me, and my first time… Continue reading A Presidential Adventure – Part 1: Waterfalls & Movie Rentals

Camping, Hiking, Oregon, United States, Washington, Waterfalls

MLK Adventure Weekend

Take the chance, buy the plane tickets, wake up in strange places! A chance "follow" on Instagram led to reconnecting with a long lost friend and proceeding to plan all the adventures. With an upcoming long weekend, I nabbed flights to Portland, Oregon on sale, tossed on the brand new mountaineering boots and stuffed clothes… Continue reading MLK Adventure Weekend

Activities, Camping, Hiking, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, Things, United States, Waterfalls, Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park

Caldera Tales – Day 7: Norris Geyser Basin, Ice Lake, & Little Gibbon Falls

September 12, 2021 Sadly my last full day in Yellowstone was here. To make up for the sunrise dud the day before at West Thumb, I was greeted with a spectacular sunrise as I made my way from my campsite at Canyon towards Norris Geyser Basin in the early morning hours. A peek of what… Continue reading Caldera Tales – Day 7: Norris Geyser Basin, Ice Lake, & Little Gibbon Falls