Monument Valley and Navajo National Monument

An enjoyable four mile hike with a great view of iconic Southwestern America.

St. Augustine, FL

Jon and I realized we’d be in Florida where my sister lives for Thanksgiving. We talked with my parents and soon had a beach condo rented in Crescent Beach outside of St. Augustine where the family would meet for the holiday. Days 116 – 120 November 26 – November 30, 2014 Mileage 14770 – 15170 Jon…

Zion National Park, UT (2014)

Zion is a special place for Jon and I. It is where we got engaged and is also the site of our first serious hiking escapades. Our first time in Zion we hiked Angels Landing, The Narrows, and joined a guided canyoning trip, all of which you can read about in our early blog post here.…

Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

I’ve always heard good things about Bryce, but still didn’t know what to expect. Bryce ended up being one of my favorite national parks. Hiking among the breathtaking hoodoos was one of the most amazing hikes of our trip.   Days 84 – 85 October 25 – October 26, 2014 Miles  9436 – 9772  …

Sedona, AZ

Although not a national park, Sedona was filled with outdoor activities and scenery that matched or surpassed many other places we’ve been so far. Days 80-82 October 21 – October 23, 2014 Miles  8709 – 9266   On our way to Sedona we spent one uneventful night outside of Phoenix. Just before getting to Sedona…