The Temple of the Sun and Moon in Cathedral Valley, Capitol Reef

If you want to see some impressive monoliths, Cathedral Valley in Capitol Reef is your next destination. These towering monoliths lay claim to this beautiful desert expanse, rising out of the ground hundreds of feet in the air.

Exploring the Hoover Dam On Lake Mead, Nevada

Wow, this is a realllllyyyyyy big beaver dam...at least that's what kept going through my mind! If you're in the area, this is kind of a "must do at least once in your life" kinda experience. It seriously is a wonder of modern technology! I'm glad I had a great tour guide in Karla to … Continue reading Exploring the Hoover Dam On Lake Mead, Nevada

Sunset View Scenic Overlook, Lake Mead, Nevada

As I drove from my campsite to the hike I was going to do, I saw a sign for an overlook. I thought, "what the heck, I probably won't take this route on my way back, so, let's pull over and do it. I think I have time, right?" After all, I'd pulled over on … Continue reading Sunset View Scenic Overlook, Lake Mead, Nevada

Historic Railroad Tunnel Trail Near Lake Mead, Nevada

Do this trail early in the summer if you're going to do it at all - it gets HOT in Nevada! My friend Karla and I decided to do this trail, starting just after 6am. That was a good call since the overnight low the previous night was a blistering 90 degrees. Not exactly a … Continue reading Historic Railroad Tunnel Trail Near Lake Mead, Nevada

Hiking Gloria Falls in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah

This hike is fun in early spring. With snowmelt crashing down into the many streams and main river, there's plenty of white noise to block out any road sounds.