This post can be summed up in two words: BABY. BURRO. Let me set the scene for you. Mike and I are in a beautiful national park surrounded by snowcapped mountains, salt flats, and canyons. We drive up to a ghost town, Rhyolite, which is just outside the park border in Nevada. We were told […]Read more "Death Valley Part Two"
In July, Mike and I were in the desert area and decided to go watch the sunset in Joshua Tree. We went up to Keys View, which is the highest point in the park and set up the camera. It’s so peaceful in the park, and since it was July and super warm, there weren’t […]Read more "Joshua Tree National Park"
Since we were already in Vegas, we decided to go to Hoover Dam on the way home. We got there early and signed up for the dam tour that takes you INSIDE the dam! While we waited for our tour, we walked around the outside and over the top of the dam. Living in California […]Read more "Hoover Dam & Mojave National Preserve"
At the end of June, we went to Las Vegas for the weekend for Mike’s bowling league. Mike and I had both been to Vegas once – Mike when he was young, and me last year for a night on my way to Utah. Neither of us are huge “hang out in large crowds” kinda […]Read more "Red Rock Canyon & Vegas at Night"
When we were planning this trip, we decided that one of the days we’d get out of the city and go explore nature. We had Shenandoah Valley in mind, since Rose and I had never been there, but we were open to other things, too! Rukku suggested Great Falls National Park in Maryland, and then […]Read more "Washington, D.C. – Part Three"
After watching the sunrise in Bryce Canyon, we decided to hit up Kolob Canyons, which is the other part of Zion National Park. This was our last stop before we headed back to our respective homes. It turned out that Kolob Canyons had a lot of trailheads, but we didn’t have enough time to do […]Read more "Kolob Canyons"
Bryce Canyon has a 30 mile scenic drive with a whole bunch of turn outs of scenic points. We did the drive, which was a great way to see the most scenic points along the rim! We ended our day watching the sunset at Inspiration Point, which was also where we started the next day […]Read more "Bryce Canyon National Park – Part Two"
The Narrows is one of the most popular hikes in Zion. It’s different, though, because for most of the hike, you HIKE IN A RIVER. The Virgin River, to be exact. We decided on the bottom-up hike, which doesn’t require any special permits. We had also made a tentative goal of making it to the […]Read more "Zion National Park – The Narrows"
Earlier this year, my friends Rosemary and Rukku and I decided to plan a long weekend somewhere in the U.S. to spend some time together and see/experience something new! After deliberating for a bit, we all landed on Utah. None of us had been there, and there are FIVE national parks in the state! Since […]Read more "Zion National Park"
Yosemite is probably one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. These pictures don’t even do it justice! Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, 2014 Mike and I at Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, 2014 Rose, Tim, and Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, 2014 Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, 2014 Half Dome from Yosemite Valley, […]Read more "Yosemite National Park"