Hiking Convict Lake

Over the holidays we spent a week in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in one of our favorite mountain getaways, Mammoth Lakes. On the outskirts of town, right off of Highway 395 is Convict Lake. This picturesque spot is no stranger to my family as we have fished here many times. This winter we discovered the Convict Lake Trail, a 2.5 mile loop around the lake…

Gift Ideas: Our Favorite Adventure Gear

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…oh, yes it is! This morning I was thinking of all of the amazing gear that we have found in our journey. As I plan for gifts in our own family, I thought it might be helpful to share some of our favorites with our web-based friends…

Exploring Zion National Park

Zion is one of those places that you know you will love, even before you visit it. One glance at a photo on Instagram or Pinterest and it is clear why people from around the world come to walk her paths and gaze at the red rock formations. With that popularity, comes a necessity to be strategic, or you will certainly be lost in the hefty dose of crowds…rather than the wilderness of the park. With some creative planning though, you can have a killer time and skate right around the crowds…

Hiking: The Emerald Pools of Zion National Park

Zion National Park offers up some pretty spectacular scenery, enticing visitors from all over the globe to come and view her landscape firsthand. Our first day in the park was only a half-day, so we chose to see one of Zion’s well-known beauties to get the trip rolling. The Emerald Pools are really pretty and offer up a fun and easy hike…

Hike to Lower Palisades Lake

Not far from Swan Valley in Eastern Idaho, is the Palisades Creek. This creek is currently a crushing force of water that moves faster than most rivers I have eyed. Hiking upstream provides a gorgeous four mile hike which will lead you straight to Lower Palisades Lake…

Visiting Yellowstone National Park

Some landmarks are so essential to the American landscape, that you truly need more than one visit. Yellowstone is such a place. Read about our favorite discoveries in Yellowstone NP and how we travel and explored the area in our RV.