US National Parks, Yellowstone

The Yellowstone Epidemic

What is it about 2016? Maybe it’s the fact that it’s the 100th birthday of the National Park Service. Whatever it is, this travel season seems to have brought out all the idiots. And sent them to Yellowstone. Allow me to preface this by saying one thing: I realize that accidents happen. I realize that… Continue reading The Yellowstone Epidemic

Southwestern US, Travels, US National Parks

An Unexpected Surprise – Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

It took a bit of convincing for me to get my family on board with adding Cedar Breaks National Monument to our itinerary. It’s tiny, was somewhat out of our way, and most people haven't even heard of it. Cedar Breaks is located in southern Utah, about 30 minutes east of Cedar City. It’s also only… Continue reading An Unexpected Surprise – Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah

Southwestern US, Travels, US National Parks

Interrupting Deer and White-tailed Squirrels – Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (part IV)

The next morning, we headed off to explore the north rim of the Grand Canyon. There's only one campground inside this section of the park, located near the visitor center at Bright Angel Point. From the visitor center, a 0.5 mile round-trip paved trail leads out to Bright Angel Point, which was where we'd watched… Continue reading Interrupting Deer and White-tailed Squirrels – Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (part IV)

Southwestern US, Travels, US National Parks

From Rim to Rim – Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (part III)

After two wonderful days exploring the south rim of the Grand Canyon, it was time to pack up and head to the north rim. From Mather Campground, we followed Desert View Road east out of the park, stopping at the viewpoints we'd skipped on the way in. Though Grand Canyon is not known for its… Continue reading From Rim to Rim – Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (part III)