Monthly Archives: August 2010

Emerald Pools

With crowds flocking to the national parks like never before — maybe the result of Ken Burns’ PBS special or maybe a sign of tightened belts for vacationing, who knows? — it’s been harder to find the solitude we crave … Continue reading

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The Canyon Hides…

…many more canyons, one appropriately called Hidden Canyon. This was a new hike for us at Zion NP, and we weren’t disappointed. Like Angels Landing, the Hidden Canyon trail is also considered strenuous, with “long drop offs” and “not for … Continue reading

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Where Angels Land

If you don’t know about Angels Landing at Zion National Park, here’s the description from one of the hiking guides: “Angels Landing is a destination for those of strong body and nerve — some might even say faith. To get … Continue reading

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Weeping Walls and Flying Monkeys

Last post I wrote that when travelling it’s good to let go of your expectations because you never know what’s around the next bend — easier said than done when you’ve been someplace before and have such great memories. In … Continue reading

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Great Expectations

When you travel to new places a lot, you know to abandon your expectations — things usually don’t go as you planned and the places you visit often aren’t what you thought they would be: the great outdoors is more … Continue reading

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