Epic Western Adventure Day 5 (Vermillion Cliffs), 08/19/2020

So, the difference between a National Park and a National Monument appears to be that the latter cannot have paved roads of any sort between it and the public who wishes to visit it. Or, so our experience in Vermillion Cliffs would lead me…

Epic Western Adventure Day 4 (North Rim of the Grand Canyon), 08/18/2020

I grew up out west and had never been to the Grand Canyon. I jokingly have called it a big hole in the ground. Yeah, I might need to apologize to the Grand Canyon for that, it is an amazing, beautiful, spectacular, giant hole…

Epic Western Adventure Day 3, 08/17/2020

Let me get this out of the way right off about Zion National Park: Zion is pretty, Zion has some amazing hikes, Zion has some of the most interesting highway tunnels I have ever seen. But, in mid-August Zion is hot. No, I mean…

Epic Western Trip, Day 2 (08/16 Sunday)

After a less than perfect sleep for me (spoilers, it would take me a couple more nights to sort out how to stuff myself into the bed in some semblance of comfort), we headed out into Bryce Canyon. The plan was to do a…

Epic Western Trip Day 1 – Travel and Big Bertha

Late the night before Getting an early start on the posts for this trip, especially given that tomorrow, the first real travel day, starts early and could be ‘exciting’. We fly, while wearing our KN95 mask (we have been preparing for this trip for…