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!”

On my way!

This is my first time flying Alaska airlines and the first leg was pretty good! I feel extremely humbled and blessed to no longer call my Alaska trip “my Alaska trip” anymore! Anyway, I snagged this picture of Mt. Rainier from the plane. Usually those pictures don’t turn out so well but I think thisContinue reading “On my way!”

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.”

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!”

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!”

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM. Nov 2021

National Parks Count: 26 Hey there fellow adventurers! If you have read any of my most recent entries, you know I did a New Mexico/Texas national park extended weekend trip! If not, then now you know and you can check out my entries on White Sands National Park and Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Park numberContinue reading “Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM. Nov 2021”

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.”

Chamizal National Memorial

NPS Unit Count: 46 Hey there fellow Adventurers! I am going to start a new part of the blog. I am laser focused on visiting all of the “national parks” (63 and counting as of 2021). I have maintained that I will not go out of my way for the other 360 NPS units andContinue reading “Chamizal National Memorial”