Hiking Petroglyph Point Loop at Mesa Verde National Park
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Hiking Petroglyph Point Loop at Mesa Verde National Park

I love Mesa Verde National Park. If I’m anywhere close, I’m likely driving up the mesa to spend more time in the first national park dedicated to the works of man. Ancestral Puebloan people lived on the mesa from around 600 AD to 1300 AD. I love doing the loop drives and hitting the trail. … Continue reading

Cathedral Lake Hike Near Aspen, Colorado
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Cathedral Lake Hike Near Aspen, Colorado

Cathedral Lake is an iconic wildflower hike in Colorado. But, be warned – it’s not easy. Forest Service rates it difficult and I agree, mainly because of a brutal switchback section. The effort is worth it to see wildflowers, waterfalls, stunning views of the Elk Mountain Range and a beautiful alpine lake. Cathedral Lake sits … Continue reading

How to Spend an Afternoon at Snow Canyon State Park in Greater Zion, Utah
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How to Spend an Afternoon at Snow Canyon State Park in Greater Zion, Utah

This 4,700-acre park might be southwestern Utah’s best kept secret.  I’ve heard people say if there weren’t so many national parks in Utah already, Snow Canyon would be one.  One afternoon in Snow Canyon State Park near St. George in Greater Zion, the southwest corner of Utah, and I could easily see why many would … Continue reading

Shrine Ridge Trail: Hike off of I-70 on Vail Pass
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Shrine Ridge Trail: Hike off of I-70 on Vail Pass

This is a hike known having tons of wildflowers. It’s been on my list for awhile and I finally did a solo hike to catch some of the last wildflowers before nature’s vibrant color palette turns to one of autumnal hues. This is a great solo hike, family hike or hiking with dogs. It was … Continue reading

Hiking Strawberry Narrows Trail from Strawberry Reservoir in Utah
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Hiking Strawberry Narrows Trail from Strawberry Reservoir in Utah

I’ve driven by Strawberry Reservoir on Highway 40 in northern Utah multiple time on trips to and from visiting some dear friends who live in Heber City. I had never stopped or hiked at the reservoir until my friends Pam and Earl took me along with Carson, another friend’s son. This is a great hike … Continue reading