Hiking in Arches National Park

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

Moab moabulous

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

Camping on the Great Plains

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

Day One

Day one of our trip, we drove 800 km (500 miles). We live in south eastern Ontario and we’re going to the American southwest. It’s 2,850 km (1,775 miles) to Denver, the start of our Grand Circle.

The first five days of our trip are a dash diagonally across the content to reach Denver. For entertainment, we’re listening to audio books. We started with The Winter Vault by Anne Michaels. Her writing is nearly poetic, with lovely imagery in a historical context.

At one point, her protagonists are traveling. She expresses their passion for travel when she describes them unpacking their meagre belongings into a new adventure. She could be describing us.

There are stories down every road.