Air Supply

Many years ago (like, 35) I camped in Rocky Mountain National Park with a group of friends. One day we all went for a hike up Twin Sisters mountain. It’s not a terribly technical hike, but it's a lot of up and the summit is well above the tree line. It might have been the …

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Ice Roller

The first leg of what I’m now calling “Parkapalooza 2018” Started in Hinton, Alberta at Jasper National Park. Like most planners, I read lots of guidebooks and checked out the usual travel blogs and websites. I even talked to a few human beings about where to go and what to do. Jasper National Park is …

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Cupcakes in the Mountains

“You haven’t written much since we got to Canada,” said Ben. He’s right. Our days have been filled with exploring the area in our limited time here. We are far enough north that the light lasts well into the evening, with sunset around 9:00 and darkness around 10:30 PM. That makes for long, busy days. …

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Monumental

Stagecoach. The Searchers. 2001: A Space Odyssey. National Lampoon's Vacation. Mission Impossible. The Eiger Sanction. Forest Gump. Dozens upon dozens of movies have used its scenery as a backdrop. I've dreamed for years of going to Monument Valley since I first saw it as a kid on a Saturday afternoon watching She Wore a Yellow Ribbon. Now …

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Hurricane in Utah

We've been on the road for a month. The weather has been beautiful, and every day that wasn't a driving day has been action-packed. A couple days ago I said, "I wish we would have a rainy day so that I can justify sitting around to color or read a book." I had no idea …

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Saving Handbag Sister (Hiking the Narrows)

When we came to Zion, we were told that one of the must do hikes is the Narrows. Everyone, just everyone says to to do the Narrows if you do no other hike. So we did. The Narrows is a trail that follows the Virgin River, which is responsible for the formation of the Zion …

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