Canyonlands National Park, UT. Somehow, Part 1. April/May 2022

National Park Count: 28 Somehow. Greetings fellow adventurers! Well, my whirlwind travel habits nearly derailed me this time! Thankfully I was able to wrestle a positive experience out of the jaws of disappointment. There was little downtime, little sleeping, and much exhaustion, but I managed to have a pretty satisfying experience of Canyonlands and Arches!Continue reading “Canyonlands National Park, UT. Somehow, Part 1. April/May 2022”

And the winning destination of my Utah trip…..Arches and Canyonlands!

Greetings fellow Adventurers! I dilly dallied and struggled mightily with my destination this weekend. I was thinking Great Basin but it’s still cold! And, part of the big drive there is still closed for the season. Then, I was convinced to do Capitol Reef. But the cost of lodging and everyone saying they wished theyContinue reading “And the winning destination of my Utah trip…..Arches and Canyonlands!”

Haleakalā NP, Maui, HI. Feb 2022. Summit and Maui Day

National Park Count: 27 I really enjoyed my brief visit to Maui! So much so that in just a mere 60ish hours I did enough to warrant two posts! I had already been to the summit of Haleakalā (a little shy of it, actually) on Friday night, and Saturday was my Road to Hana andContinue reading “Haleakalā NP, Maui, HI. Feb 2022. Summit and Maui Day”

Haleakalā NP, Maui, HI. Feb 2022 First Night/Road to Hana Day

Hey there fellow adventurers! It has been a bit since I last wrote! I have been very busy with work stuff and life in general. BUT, I did manage to sneak in a weekend trip to HAWAII! WHAT? I can hear it already! Weekend and Hawaii, those are two things that should never go together!Continue reading “Haleakalā NP, Maui, HI. Feb 2022 First Night/Road to Hana Day”

2021 Wrap up and looking ahead!

Happy 2022 fellow Adventurers! This post sums up my 2021, looks ahead to 2022, and will have some of my favorite pictures from my travels this year! 2019 was a very busy travel year. I did not think it would be topped! Of course with current events, 2020 was a low travel year and whoContinue reading “2021 Wrap up and looking ahead!”

Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX. Nov 2021.

National Parks Count: 25 The second national park of my recent El Paso loop was Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Found about 90 minutes east of El Paso, in the middle of nowhere extreme western Texas desert, this park has been a National Park since the early ’70s. This park features the highest points in TexasContinue reading “Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX. Nov 2021.”

New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, WV, July, 2021.

National Park Count: 22 America’s newest National Park, number 63, is New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, nestled in the mountains of southern West Virginia. Just a few weeks after visiting the nations first national park, the Sidekick and I spent a couple days checking out the nation’s newest park and it’s a prettyContinue reading “New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, WV, July, 2021.”

Yellowstone NP, MT/WY and a little of Grand Teton NP, WY, June 2021

National Park Count: 20, 21 Hello fellow Adventurers! The Sidekick and I just returned from a pretty spectacular trip to Yellowstone National Park! This place is out of this world! In case you somehow don’t know at this point, Yellowstone is the largest supervolcano on Earth and the whole area reminds you of that atContinue reading “Yellowstone NP, MT/WY and a little of Grand Teton NP, WY, June 2021”

Cuyahoga Valley National Park, OH. Apr 2021

National Parks Counter: 19 Hello Adventurers! Situated in a decidedly not “national parky” spot edging Akron and just 20 minutes or so south of Cleveland is a nice little piece of nature called Cuyahoga Valley National Park. This is a park that has an unusual history! This whole area is settled and dotted with smallContinue reading “Cuyahoga Valley National Park, OH. Apr 2021”

Arizona. Sonoma/Petrified Forest National Park/Saguaro National Park/Tucson/Mt. Lemmon. Mar, 2021

National Parks Counter: 17, 18 Trip number two of the 2021 year occurred in March. My Sidekick and I hopped on yet another Southwest flight out west! Our target this time: Arizona. Specifically we were planning on checking out Sedona for an afternoon en route to Holbrook, AZ which is the closest town to PetrifiedContinue reading “Arizona. Sonoma/Petrified Forest National Park/Saguaro National Park/Tucson/Mt. Lemmon. Mar, 2021”