High on the West Rim, the winds came in waves all night long, pushing through the canyons and up and over the walls. I slept peacefully, but awoke to my first task of the day: gathering up yesterday's sweaty clothes which were blown off branches and scattered about on cacti. Cold, windy mornings in the southwest always make … Continue reading Backpacking West Rim Trail [Day 2] with Angels Landing & The Virgin River – Zion National Park
Our second day in Zion brought us back to the main canyon, but already hiking nearly 8 miles that morning meant we first needed a significant lunch. One thing I can tell you about the small town of Springdale at the entrance to Zion National Park's Zion Canyon is that they have overpriced fish tacos. … Continue reading Backpacking West Rim Trail [Day 1] – Zion National Park
If you are combining a trip at the Grand Canyon to Zion, you're in for a wonderful drive. We left a brisk morning at the Grand Canyon and were treated to warm sun, blue skies, open roads, and the tremendous colors of the Vermillion Cliffs. Since we were heading to the less visited Kolob Canyon District on … Continue reading Kolob Canyon & La Verkin Creek Trail – Zion National Park
My recent visit to Zion National Park in Utah was challenging, breathtaking, incredible, and of course tremendously fun. I like to think this video I made captures both the beauty and tomfoolery well. Trail reviews for Kolob Canyon, West Rim, and the Grand Canyon are coming soon to Further Along!
We awoke at Willow Flat Campground and packed the car early, leaving our site before 8AM to make the drive to our next stop: While certainly beautiful in it's own right and entirely worth seeing, to me, Arches had a distinct amusement park feel. It's the kind of place where you pick up a map early … Continue reading Arches National Park