Bears Ears National Monument, Camping, Canyonlands National Park, Colorado, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Hiking, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, Natural Bridges National Monument, United States, Utah

A BeaUTAHful Bucket List: Day 2 – Canyonlands National Park & Natural Bridges National Monument

Day 2 - March 27, 2022 The take aways... Becoming a Junior Ranger is hard workThe short cut might not be a short cut after allFuel up before venturing to the Needles district of CanyonlandsDesert air is dryHave a stocked camp kitchen when traveling with meFall asleep in places that really excite you Morning oatmeal… Continue reading A BeaUTAHful Bucket List: Day 2 – Canyonlands National Park & Natural Bridges National Monument

Activities, Camping, Colorado, Curecanti National Recreation Area, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, United States

A BeaUTAHful Bucket List: Day 1 – It was all in Colorado, but still amazing!

Day 1 - March 26, 2022 My travel bucket list has included a tour of Utah's national parks and monuments for quite awhile now. I even had a map listed on my page on this blog for future trips & dreaming, but I hadn't quite made the trip work out in the scheme of all… Continue reading A BeaUTAHful Bucket List: Day 1 – It was all in Colorado, but still amazing!

United States, Wyoming

Wyoming Explored: National Historic Trails Interpretive Center

You have died from dysentery. I've always been obsessed with the Oregon Trail, growing up in Wyoming and spending hours of my elementary school years playing on the game on those gigantic floppy discs. In fact, I credit my microbiology degree choice to the Oregon Trail game, as I was an overly curious (if not… Continue reading Wyoming Explored: National Historic Trails Interpretive Center

Camping, Oregon, United States

A Presidential Adventure – Part 3: Oregon Coast

I can't remember how we arrived at the conclusion, but Dave, Eric, and I decided the best way to get me back to Portland for my flight the next day would be driving up the coast. Being landlocked in Wyoming and all, I couldn't turn down a chance to see the ocean so a plan… Continue reading A Presidential Adventure – Part 3: Oregon Coast

Activities, Backpacking, Camping, Crater Lake National Park, Hiking, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, Oregon, United States

A Presidential Adventure – Part 2: Crater Lake National Park

Waking up in a lava field is always exciting stuff around me, as I'll make sure everyone knows how excited I am to be in a lava field! I mean, I was near the Newberry shield volcano, which is purported to be the largest volcano in the Cascades at twenty miles across, and it was… Continue reading A Presidential Adventure – Part 2: Crater Lake National Park