18/59 – Arches National Park | 06.02.18

One of the things I struggle with the most about living in Utah is that everything is just so close that it’s almost TOO close, and I become complacent about it. This is particularly the case with national parks, so when a friend of mine asked me to take her and her husband canyoneering for…

25/59 |Carlsbad Caverns National Park | 02.16-18.18

This is one of the only parks in the entire system that Brady had been to before and I hadn’t. And dang, I don’t even know why we never went there as a family because it is… wow, it is something else. I’ve tried in the days since we visited to describe it to people,…

24/59 | Guadalupe Mountains National Park | 02.13-16.18

Guadalupe Mountains was one of those parks that I didn’t have any serious expectations of. It doesn’t have any famous defining features like Santa Elena Canyon or, you know, being a huge cave. But I think, like with my non-existent expectations for Petrified Forest, that was great. We rolled into the park around 6pm (or…

23/59 – Big Bend National Park | 02.10-13.18

This trip was in the works for a long time, and I spent a lot of time agonizing over how to make it happen. But when we found out that I somehow shockingly had a huge number of SkyMiles (perks of my mom always flying Delta and setting me up with a SkyMiles account practically…

Yoho National Park | 08.05.17

Due to some unforeseen circumstances of the Kootenay Highway being closed by the Verdant Creek Fire (seriously y’all, we need to stop road tripping in August- even though I had watched this fire insanely closely and right up until the day we got to Banff it had looked fine, the smoke ended up being thick…

Jasper National Park | 08.04-05.17

The morning after we drove the Parkway, we woke up and headed to Maligne Canyon, and Medicine and Maligne Lakes. Maligne Canyon is deceptively long- I think it would be awesome to go back with two vehicles and do the entire thing from top to bottom. Like everything else in Jasper, it is absolutely incredible….

The Icefields Parkway | 08.03.17

Sometimes on these trips I feel like the universe gets together and decides to give me something really amazing when I’ve had a few disappointments. I was admittedly feeling pretty sad about Kananaskis and Moraine Lake, but it didn’t take more than a few kilometers into the Icefields Parkway before I didn’t feel bad anymore….

Banff and Yoho National Parks | 08.01-03.17

Oh, Kananaskis. How I love thee… and wish you hadn’t been rainy and gloomy and sad when we visited you. On our way from Waterton to Banff we knew we had to drive Highway 40 again, because there are few places in the world that I’m more obsessed with than Kananaskis Country. The K Trail…

Waterton Lakes National Park | 07.31.17 – 08.01.17

I know, I know. You’re thinking, “it’s February and these posts about a trip in AUGUST are just now getting posted?” And you’re right. There’s really no excuse, if I’m being completely honest. But working full time on top of trying to blog full time while also having a massive existential crisis over my photography…

8/59 – Glacier National Park | 07.29-31.17

VICTORY! We finally made it to Glacier when the Going to the Sun Road was completely open. And wowee, was it amazing (and busy!)! We got in to our first campsite super late, because I’m the actual worst and I am completely incapable of leaving for a trip on time. No. Really. I am. We’re…