Bryce Canyon National Park – the Visit

The Drive

Our visit to Bryce Canyon National Park began with a 18-mile drive lined with scenic view points. Continue reading “Bryce Canyon National Park – the Visit”

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Bryce Canyon National Park – Geology

I am breaking this post into two parts. Because I can’t imagine writing about Bryce Canyon National Park without spending a few words on the geology of the park. But if I do, the post will be too long for anybody to digest.

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To begin, Bryce Canyon is not a real canyon. It is not carved by flowing water.

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America the Beautiful

Hello, I am back. Sorry about the silence.

I’ve been away on a road trip visiting national parks of America’s west.

We began our journey at McCarran International Airport in Vegas, where we picked up the rental car and drove to Springdale, Utah.

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Winter in Mt. Rainier

There are three national parks in the state of Washington: Olympic, Mt. Rainier and North Cascade. Of the three, Mt. Rainier is the most popular among visitors. The best time to visit Mt. Rainier is summer, when days are long and wild flowers flourish the meadows in Sunrise and Paradise. Autumn can also be beautiful with colorful foliage, cool temperature and less visitors. Winter may be cold and harsh at Mt. Rainier National Park, but abundant snowfall creates spectacular scenery making it a popular place to enjoy winter activities.

Below are some tips I gathered from my visits this time of the year. Hopefully it will be helpful to other visitors.

Tip #1: Unless you arrive very early, avoid visiting the park on a fee-free day, or on the first sunny weekend after a long period of rain/snow. This is what you get, if you do:gate

Tip #2: Always check the weather forecast and follow the park’s twitter feed for road closures. For instance, the gate to Paradise is closed today due to avalanche danger. If you were planning to head to Paradise for any snow activities, you may be disappointed.

Tip #3: Dress for the weather. And don’t forget sunglasses and sunscreen. Continue reading “Winter in Mt. Rainier”