Roamin’ with the dinosaurs: Dinosaur NM

We spent the weekend in Dinosaur National Monument with our friends, Zach and Kenzie. Super fun and a little wet. Dinosaur NM is a small parcel of federal land tucked away on the Utah/ Colorado border just outside of Vernal, UT. It is a beautiful little park with hikes, dinosaur fossils, great camping spots, and […]

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Hike to the Living Room

With a short hike, a beautiful overlook, and an interesting end to the hike, the Living Room trail is definitely a great little hike. Just above U of U’s campus is the beginning of the Living Room trail up to an overlook that looks out with an entire view of Salt Lake City. With a […]

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Adventures in the Valley: Yosemite NP

Yosemite features soaring granite cliffs that surround a lush green valley with domes, waterfalls, and spires. Yosemite boasts world-class big wall climbs, through-hiking trails, picturesque lookouts and a vibrant history of people testing the limits of humankind. People can spend years exploring the huge expanse of land and still not experience everything. Allyse and I […]

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Las Cascadas de Chiflon

While living in San Cristobal de las Casas, the group of missionaries that I worked with had an activity to explore places that we usually don’t get to see. We chartered a bus from San Cristobal because we had a huge group, but you can buy bus tickets at the bus station for much less. […]

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Out on the Coast: Pt. Reyes

Pt. Reyes National Seashore features a rugged coastline, coastal pine and eucalyptus forests and beautiful waterfalls. There are many areas to explore while there and because it’s coastline somethings changes as time goes on. If you are planning on going to Pt. Reyes or much of the Northern Californian coastline, I would suggest checking the […]

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Close to the Edge: Zion NP

A gorgeous, sandstone canyon in southern Utah with close to 3,000 ft walls towering up each side are the kind of sights that you can see at Zion. Zion NP offers hikes at all skill and fitness levels, sight-seeing, big wall climbing, canyoneering, and backpacking. There are beautiful sights and amazing adventures to be found […]

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Memorial Day in Moab, UT

My wife and I had so much fun with going down to Moab and Arches for Memorial Day weekend. We took our golden retriever, Juniper, with us, so that steered us toward or away from certain activities. Most national parks aren’t dog friendly because of wilderness preservation, safety of the wildlife and/or pets, experience of […]

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Rappelling in Pleasant Grove Canyon

Safety Note: Rappelling anywhere is dangerous because of the large possibility to fall, so always learn to rappel with a knowledgable friend or guide that is comfortable in rappelling. Also, always think safety minded while you are on the wall because a good portion of falls happen due to not thinking through things. For rappelling […]

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Island Lake

Island Lake was gorgeous. It is a pristine mountain lake nestled in a nook between mountain peaks with a moderately difficult hike to the lake past other lakes. Going up to Island Lake was a great overnight camp out. We got to the trail head later in the day and the parking lot at the […]

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Silver Lake

We went to silver lake towards the end of July and it was an amazing quick trip up to the mountains for the weekend. I do have to say that there were a good amount of people around the lake on Friday night when we got to the lake for the night and there were […]

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