Wasatch Mountain Range of Utah

When Kenon and I first moved to Utah people thought we were traveling ALL THE TIME because we would post photos of us in the mountains ALL THE TIME. However, this was not the case. We have mountain access just moments away from our front door. The Wasatch Range provides endless recreation opportunities year-round. The... Continue Reading →

Pinnacles National Park

Pinnacles National Park is a small park located southeast of Monterey Bay, California. Highlights of the park include chilled out camping, bird watching, hiking, and abundant rock climbing. The best views of the park can be found on the High Peaks to Condor Gulch trail. A friend of mine describes this trail as being able... Continue Reading →

Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park is filled with awe-inspiring rock formations, peaceful hikes, and gorgeous desert flora. It’s number one draw is that it is a rock-climbing and bouldering paradise. There are climbing options all over the park. It is reasonably easy to get away from crowded routes and find something quiet and personal.  We went... Continue Reading →

How to Start Hiking This Summer

When I moved to Utah I just assumed everyone would be a hiker. With the mountains in such close proximity I took it for granted that everyone shared this simple hobby. I am amazed at the number of people I have heard say, “I would love to start hiking.” Or better yet, “I’m scared to... Continue Reading →

Hike Etiquette for Beginners

With the weather warming up, more people are hitting trails all over the United States. Hiking can be a solitary release from the pressures of everyday life. Lonely hikers often wander off to gain some space and quiet. Most trails, though, are community experiences. A lot of people, both alone and in groups, use public... Continue Reading →

Mount Olympus Trail, Utah

Mount Olympus Trail near Salt Lake City, Utah. Mount Olympus Trail is a difficult, yet rewarding, day hike with access from Salt Lake City, Utah. Mount Olympus offers views of the Wasatch Mountain Range and the Salt Lake Valley.

Saguaro National Park

I LOVE to hike in the desert. No, really. I do. And Saguaro National Park is the perfect desert hiking spot! It is peaceful. Warm. Vibrant with life. The weather in the mornings and evenings is almost always pleasant. A siesta to escape the midday heat suits me just fine. This love of desert hiking helped foster... Continue Reading →

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