Traveling is about getting out of your comfort zone and doing new things. I had never gone canyoneering and what better place to start than in the famous slot canyons of southern Utah. Continue reading Canyoneering in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument
Goblin Valley State Park is like a little secret. Hidden at the end of a 16 km (10 miles) road off Utah state road 1016, it feels completely remote, as though events in the rest of the world could never affect this little gem.
We went there for two reasons: Continue reading The night Goblins blew into our tent
A classic in Arches National Park is the sunset trek to Delicate Arch. It’s about two miles with some significant climbing up a bulge of slick-rock. Continue reading Hiking in Arches National Park
Say Moab to anyone really into bikes and they will immediately think of mountain biking on red slick-rock along canyons that seem to have been imagined for a Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner cartoon. Well, the creator of that cartoon didn’t make it up, he went to Moab. Continue reading Moab moabulous
I liked Denver a lot. It has a great vibe. I’m trying to figure out why and it all comes down to the people. People in Denver seem to enjoy life. Of course, location helps Continue reading Denver
We stopped in Ogallala, Nebraska, to see Boot Hill. I thought that was a place made up for cowboy movies, but it exists. In fact, there are many Boot Hills in many western towns. Continue reading Boot Hill, Cowboy Country, Nebraska
Our first night of camping was in North Platte, Nebraska, along the shore of a massive water reservoir called Lake Maloney State Recreation Area. It’s an honour system campground with no designated sites. If there’s a picnic table, it’s a site.
The weather was threatening most of the afternoon and there were thunderstorms in the forecast. We expected rain. Continue reading Camping on the Great Plains