Category Archive: Utah

Utah’s Mighty 5 Road Trip

Covid19 has put a hold on international travel but it hasn’t put a hold on all travel. The United States is such a large country with so many diverse regions it is an… Continue reading

Kolob Canyons – Zion National Park

Zion National Park is one of the most visited parks and it’s definitely one of my favorites. I’ve actually visited Zion about a half dozen times. They’ve all been to the valley and… Continue reading

Canyonlands National Park

People travel to Arches National Park and visit Canyonlands National Park out of convenience. The two parks are about 30 minutes apart, and yes, it’s very convenient. If you do the same, you’ll… Continue reading

Arches National Park

Arches National Park has been one of my dream destination for a while. The distance has been the barrier for my visit. My road trips tend to be shorter than a normal vacation… Continue reading

Capitol Reef National Park

I had seen the signs along Highway 15 to a  park I had never heard of before, Capital Reef National Park, on my many trips to Zion National Park. The name sounds like… Continue reading

Utah’s Scenic Highway 12

Utah is a land of panoramic vistas and stunning landscapes famous for its national parks. You have to travel a great distance to see them all. And, that’s what I did on my… Continue reading

Devil’s Garden, Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument

The previous day was the hardest day I’ve ever had, hiking seventeen miles into Coyote Gulch. Today would be a day of recovery, one in which rehydrating my body would take priority. This… Continue reading

Hamblin Arch, Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument

Grand staircase – Escalante National Monument is yet a National Park but I think it will be soon. The park has one of a kind beauty and amazing hikes. Take highway 12 from… Continue reading

Bryce Canyon National Park

  Travel has been suspended during the pandemic and it definitely is for me. International travel is a definite no but I have reevaluated my stance on domestic travel. I think the domestic… Continue reading

Zion National Park 2018

Travel and hiking go hand in hand for someone like myself. I’ve hiked in some amazing places in the world, Kenya, Iceland, Australia, etc. The best trails aren’t limited to far off places. Some are just… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Emerald Pool Waterfall

. The Emerald Pools trail is appropriately named with two beautiful pools as the focal point. If you ever make it out to Zion National Park, don’t forget to catch the view from the bottom… Continue reading

Snapshot Sunday – Hoodoos

The Hoodoos of Bryce Canyon are a sight to behold from the rim of the canyon. They’re quite a marvel from the bottom of the canyon. ****** For more on Bryce Canyon, please see:… Continue reading

Photo Diary, Zion National Park

*** Zion National Park is home to my favorite hiking trails. There challenging and the reward to these hikes is more than just the cardio exercise but also the sheer beauty of the valley.… Continue reading

Southwest National Parks Road Trip

April, 2014, my brother and I embarked on a road trip to see the rugged Southwest territory of the United States, famous for its picturesque landscapes and amazing rock formations rich with history and… Continue reading

Mars on Earth, Bryce Canyon

I’ve seen pictures of Bryce Canyon in Utah but nothing prepared me for what I was about to see. After parking the car along the road, we prepared our backpacks with water and… Continue reading

Pillars of the West, Monument Valley

  Monument Valley is an illusory landscape possibly made by aliens. With sandstone monoliths scattered throughout the valley, creating an unmatched architectural skyline. OK, it wasn’t created by aliens, the power of the… Continue reading

In Pursuit of Butch Cassidy, Dixie National Forest

It’s a cold April spring morning. I’m up early in anticipation of the pursuit of Butch Cassidy. He’s been spotted in the Dixie National Forest in Utah and I’ve joined the posse to capture… Continue reading

ZION best trails in the US

In my short travels through the US, I haven’t found a better group of trails than the ones in Zion National Park in Utah. You don’t have to be an avid hiker to… Continue reading