Southwestern US, Travels, US National Parks

Ooh, Ahh, and Ugh – Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (part II)

The names of most of the viewpoints in Grand Canyon National Park are of Native American origin. Hopi Point, Yavapai Overlook, and Mohave Point, to name a few. Whoever named the rest was apparently not feeling very creative. Case in point: when we hiked down into the canyon, we found ourselves at Ooh Ahh Point.… Continue reading Ooh, Ahh, and Ugh – Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (part II)

Southwestern US, Travels, US National Parks

A Vast Expanse – Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (part I)

It’s difficult to describe the Grand Canyon without using the words enormous and spectacular. And while both adjectives are correct, I couldn’t really fully appreciate the immensity of the canyon until I saw it for myself. And so, after 2 days in Zion National Park, we headed south to see it for ourselves. We began… Continue reading A Vast Expanse – Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (part I)

Southwestern US, Travels, US National Parks

Angel’s Landing – Zion National Park, Utah (part II)

I like to make lists. Maybe a little too much. Packing lists, grocery lists, travel lists. I usually make a list of exactly what pieces of clothing I'm going to bring with me about a week before I actually have to start packing for a trip. What can I say? I like to be organized… Continue reading Angel’s Landing – Zion National Park, Utah (part II)

Southwestern US, Travels, US National Parks

Virgin River Canyon – Zion National Park, Utah (part I)

I talked briefly about Zion National Park in one of my initial posts, but that was from a trip that took place about ten years ago so my memories were pretty hazy. One thing I did remember, though, was that Zion National Park is home to Angel’s Landing – a red rock mountain that can… Continue reading Virgin River Canyon – Zion National Park, Utah (part I)

Montana

“You can lead a horse to water…” – Drinking Horse Mountain, Montana

"...but you can't make it drink." Or something like that. I've never led a horse anywhere, nor have I tried to force one to drink water, so I can't really vouch for the accuracy of that saying. I really only bring it up because there's a mountain in the Bridger Range east of Bozeman, MT… Continue reading “You can lead a horse to water…” – Drinking Horse Mountain, Montana

Montana

A Montana Summit – Sacagawea Peak

For someone who spent 18 years of her life (plus summers while in college) in southwest Montana, I'm a bit embarrassed at how many hikes in this area are still on my to-do list. Granted, MT is a big state. But I also just didn't like hiking as much when I was younger. Probably because… Continue reading A Montana Summit – Sacagawea Peak