Zion National Park

Established as a national park in 1919, Zion National Park preserves 229 square miles of Utah’s vivid red rock landscape. Once nearly impossible to access due to the isolated location of the canyon, Zion is now one of the most popular national parks in the country. While often plagued by long lines of cars atContinue reading “Zion National Park”

Death Valley and Sequoia National Parks

Death Valley and Sequoia National Parks After a brief stop in Las Vegas and a night at the Luxor (fun fact, the 6th tallest Pyramid in the world) we headed out west towards California. Our wallets lighter from a night of unsuccessful gambling and our bodies lighter from constant sweating in the 105 degree heat,Continue reading “Death Valley and Sequoia National Parks”

Arches National Park

Overview Arches National Park is known for its namesake natural sandstone arch structures formed by millions of years of erosion. The uniqueness of the desert views and the ability to get close to these amazing rock structures makes this park one we highly recommend visiting. Arches was protected as a National Monument in 1929 andContinue reading “Arches National Park”

Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park is known for its incredible views of the Teton Range, hiking, boating, wildlife and more. When it officially became a national park in 1929, the park only contained some of the major peaks in the range. Expansion of the park occurred in 1950 when Jackson Hole national monument was dissolved and the majority of the land was absorbed into the park. The Park is located about 10 miles south from its more well-known cousin: Yellowstone. Many travelers will plan to visit Yellowstone, then do a short excursion to Tetons and Jackson Hole. We think that this classification of Tetons as a silver-medal destination greatly underestimates the beauty and variety of options of things to do in the park.
In this post we’ll cover our experience in Grand Teton National Park in June 2019: getting a backcountry permit/camping, stocking up with equipment, bear safety, and a couple different hikes in the park

Yosemite National Park

From towering waterfalls to sequoia-lined meadows – Yosemite National Park is truly one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the world. Apart from the incredible views, we really appreciated that the bears there won’t kill you. The park was first protected in 1864, when Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant. This was the firstContinue reading “Yosemite National Park”