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Fall sunset. See the aspen leaves?

Walking Among Giants

Saturday, October 4 With departure from Zion and a return to the open road imminent tomorrow morning, time for updates is limited tonight, but I’ll do what I can. Well really, there should have been plenty enough time to prep for travel and update the blog, but Julie and I got a bit distracted. We […]

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Water in the Desert

Last Saturday the 27th, the park closed down for the second time in three weeks due to flooding. It rained somewhere in the neighborhood of two inches that day, which is a huge deal for a desert. Again, the Trading Post flooded and the mop had to be kept handy all day for repeated clean […]

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Angel’s Landing

Friday, September 19 “Nah, we’ll use the little string knapsack from Amazon, I don’t feel like spending $65 for a backpack with a water reservoir.” I say to Julie as we stand in an outfitter store in Springdale, having spent the last half hour or so going over the options in town. Little did I […]

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Morning Drive

A full moon hangs low in the west, playing through wisps of cloud left over from the rain earlier in the night. In front of the truck, huge black sentinels jut up into the heavens, indistinct and back lit. The truck rounds a bend, and the here the sentinels jump into detail where the moonlight […]

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Zion Beauty, A Book Review, and CamperForce News

Looking at the calendar, I can’t believe that August is almost over and summer is on it’s last hurrah. My time out here at Zion National Park has been simply amazing, I’m so grateful that I had the opportunity to come out west this year. In honor of that, here’s a list of ten things […]

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Zion could have been an uncomfortably hot place to spend the summer, but I was at 6,000 feet above the canyon which helped loads

Watchman Trail

Monday, August 25 I’d like to go hiking today, but I’m just not feeling ambitious enough to drive anywhere. Luckily, I live at a national park, and good hiking with amazing views can be found right here with next to no effort. My first stop is to park at the visitor’s center and walk down […]

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Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, UT

  Thursday, August 14 I stayed up much too late last night reading and overslept this morning, oops? But hey, it’s a day off and I’ve got no place I need to be, it’s nice to sleep in on occasion. It’s mostly cloudy out and temperatures are holding in the 70’s with little to no […]

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Lake Powell, UT

I’m over at the Trading Post typing away on e-mails and RVillage messages bright and early in the morning when click, out goes the power. Lightning damaged something somewhere, and it’s going to take an estimated two hours to get it back online. Well, there’s no point hanging around here any longer. Supplies for a […]

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Cedar Breaks National Monument, UT

Monday, July 21 Today’s goal wasn’t actually to visit somewhere awesome, it was to take my laptop in to get fixed. So let me say now that I love Utah, where “taking the long way home” after a mundane run to the city can so easily encompass awe inspiring scenery. Instead of turning back south […]

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Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

Monday, July 14 Today’s mission: Bryce Canyon National Park, located 73 miles from Zion. I make a sandwich, gather up snacks and my water bottle, and hit the road. The drive is very scenic. Route 9 meets highway 89 and there you turn north towards Bryce climbing through the White Cliffs of the Colorado Pleateau. […]

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Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

Besides the numerous national and state parks I’m currently living within reach of, there are other attractions of interest as well. Some museums, which I’ll admit aren’t as high on my to-see list, but also Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, which I had heard about from other RVers and given my interest in animals, this is […]

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Hiking the Narrows

Monday, June 30 The Narrows, wow. Today, four co-workers and I got up bright and early, entered the park, and caught the Zion Canyon shuttle to the end of the line, the stop known as the Temple of Sinawava. This stop has two trails, the first is the paved Riverside Walk, which as one might […]

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