“Let the people walk.” – wrote Edward Abbey, in his 1968 autobiography Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness.
According to US National Park Service, there are over 2000 natural arches in Arches National Park. Although one can make it a mission to cover as many arches as possible in one day, our time in the park was cut short by a road closure.
So after a rewarding morning hike to the iconic Delicate Arch, we hopped back into the car and followed the road to Devil’s Garden Trailhead. Continue reading “Arches National Park – More Arches”
If we were to do Zion National Park all over again, we would hike the Angels Landing first thing in the morning, when the air’s cool and our energy level high.
This we did at Arches National Park. Continue reading “Arches National Park – Delicate Arch”
What is a butte and what is a mesa?
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”
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.
To begin, Bryce Canyon is not a real canyon. It is not carved by flowing water.
Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel (and Zion-Mount Carmel Highway) was constructed in the 1920’s to create direct access to Bryce Canyon from Zion National Park.
If you have just one day to kill in Zion National Park, what would you do? Continue reading “Zion National Park in a Day”
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.