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Category: National Parks

Southern Utah Part 2: Zion National Park

Our trip to the southwest part of Utah was planned around two national parks – Zion and Bryce Canyon.  Both were planned as “extended” stays to make sure we saw all we could and a little more.  The first stop was at Zion.  Zion is one of the most accessible and thus crowed parks in

Southern Utah Part 1: Las Vegas and St George

This travel season has been a little different for us, instead of going on one lengthy summer/fall trip, we went on multiple shorter trips throughout the summer and now we are at the beginning of the fall segment. We decided to make a visit to two of Utah’s National Parks, Zion and Bryce. Utah has

Chasing 70s 2020 Part 9: Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks

After nine wonderful weeks in the Pacific Northwest, it was time to conclude that portion of our road trip and move inland, way inland, to one of our favorite areas in the western United States; Yellowstone and Teton NPs.  Originally our plans called for a stop-over in Leavenworth, WA and then some time in the

Chasing 70s 2020 Part 8: North Cascade National Park

Our turn east was for a stop at one of the preeminent mountain ranges in the United States.  The Cascade mountains are sometimes called the American Alps and after our visit there we understand why.  Our base was the small town of Rockport, WA at the Howard Miller Steelhead County Park.  We came to see