This morning we have decided we’ll do the hike to Landscape Arch. It’s not a long hike, and relatively flat (as these things go) but it’s been so oppressively hot every day that we decide to start early, bypass all the stops within Arches that precede it, and spend a couple of the cooler morning hours hiking just as far as the viewpoint for Landscape Arch itself. Continue reading “Moab: Arches (Day 11)”
Canyonlands is divided into 3 distinct parks, and on our way into Moab last night, we passed one of them (as well as a town that obviously tried to be the landing place for visits, but ultimately could not compete with Moab for the honor). Continue reading “Moab: Canyonlands (Day 10)”
Monument Valley was one of the few things that weren’t on my parents short list for the trip, but let’s face it, that’s only because they didn’t think of it.
Continue reading “Monument Valley (Day 7)”
We wake up early in Zion, packing and getting coffee, enjoying the early morning cool and the changing color of the rising sun on the canyon walls, so we can check out, visit the Zion visitor’s center, and head to Bryce. Continue reading “Bryce (Day 3)”
We go to get our rental car ahead of schedule, and it’s a good thing because (1) they are as inefficient as it is possible to be and (2) I failed to account for the time difference when making our schedule for the day. Which means we arrive Zion later than planned.
Plus it’s HOT like, well, the desert (which it is) when we arrive, so instead of 2 relatively easy hikes — I planned everything around what my parents might be interested in and able to handle — we do just one. Continue reading “Zion (Day 2)”