Lake Clark National Park, AK. June 2022

National Park Count: 31 NUMBER THIRTY ONE!???? Holy Cow! Just about 5 years ago I didn’t really even know what the national park scene was all about! If you’d have told me even just 3 years ago that I would now have 31 of the 63 under my belt I would have thought I eitherContinue reading “Lake Clark National Park, AK. June 2022”

Kenai Fjords National Park, AK. June 2022

National Park Count: 30 Hey there Adventurers! I am pretty awestruck by the fact that I have now visited nearly half of the National Parks of the United States. The first 20 years of my life in Indiana, my travels took me no further than my grandparent’s old vacation house near my current home inContinue reading “Kenai Fjords National Park, AK. June 2022”

Bark Ranger Happenings!

Hey adventurers! I am still working on my Alaska entry, but in the meantime I am excited to introduce the new “thing” I alluded to a while back! The Sidekick and I have started a brand new Facebook Group: Bark Rangers of the U.S. National Parks. What you’ll want to do is click on thatContinue reading “Bark Ranger Happenings!”

Arches National Park, UT. Somehow, part 2. May 2022.

National Park Count: 29 Somehow…part 2! Hey there adventurers! To clarify the subtitle…you can read part 1, specific to my visit to Canyonlands, or…you can just read the next couple sentences! Long story, short, I had some travel ado, slept on an airport floor, arrived late to Utah with next to no sleep, and beganContinue reading “Arches National Park, UT. Somehow, part 2. May 2022.”

ALASKA BOUND!

Hey there Adventurers! I haven’t even finished my Arches entry yet (that’s coming later today or tomorrow) and here I am on the verge of more cool shit! Next week I am getting on a plane and headed to the land of the midnight sun! (go here to read about my 2017 Alaska trip!) IContinue reading “ALASKA BOUND!”

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!”