3 Trails, 6 Hikes in Bryce Canyon National Park (They’re All You Need)

Utah’s magnificent wind- and water-sculpted landscapes are unlike any other on earth. From deep canyons to towering pillars, from awesome arches to wide valleys, they have the power to enchant every visitor—to put a spell on anyone who decides to explore them on foot. Bryce Canyon National Park, especially,...

What to Do in Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

It’s impossible to exaggerate the magnificence and sheer vastness of Canyonlands National Park, Utah. Situated in the heart of the Colorado Plateau and bisected by both the Colorado and Green Rivers, this almost incomprehensibly wild park protects literally hundreds of canyons, as well as countless spires, mesas, buttes and...

High Peaks Trail – Venturing Into the Heart of Pinnacles National Park, California

After a few hour’s drive through the endlessly rolling farmlands of central California’s Salinas Valley, the towering landscape of Pinnacles National Park seems out of place. And it literally is. The steep canyons, rock spires, monumental monoliths and boulder-covered caves of the youngest of America’s national parks—its status was...

Top 5 Best Waterfall Hikes in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

There’s plenty to see and do in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, as I’ve made abundantly clear in previous blog posts. From driving Skyline Drive to sunset hikes and stays at historic lodges, this wonderful mountain park has plenty to offer. What I haven’t talked about in greater detail, though,...

Why Mount Rainier National Park is One of the Best Seattle Day Trips

You’re having a great time exploring the wildflower-strewn alpine meadows of Mount Rainier National Park, when, suddenly, you hear a sharp screech—almost a whistle. It’s a sound you haven’t heard before, making you stop in your tracks. Looking around, there’s nothing that stands out to your human eyes. As...