25/60 – 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,…

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…

21/60 – Joshua Tree National Park | 05.06-08.17

I’ll admit it- this trip got off to a ROUGH start. We were doing pretty well with packing the car and getting everything ready to go, and all we had left was some last minute grocery shopping (because I’m of the opinion that food shouldn’t be put in the cooler until the absolute latest moment…

13/60 – Channel Islands National Park | 05.07-09.16

It’s hard for me to believe that it took us until May to visit a national park, but it’s always tough for me to get work off when I work at a ski area all winter. We’d been planning this trip for a while, and I was super excited about it. Brady’s grandparents live in…

#ERT_2015 Day 10 – Olympic National Park – 08.05.15

After arriving to camp pretty late in the evening (and setting up our tent in impossibly hard ground in the dark) and a long day ahead of us, we got less of an early start that I’d hoped, but we still got on the road in decent time. In the morning some of us explored…

#ERT_2015 Day 3 – Glacier National Park – 07.29.15

We woke up that morning to mixed good news – they had finally reopened the campground we had reservations for that night! The “mixed” part was that the Going-to-the-Sun Road was still closed due to an ENORMOUS wildfire, and that was what most of my plans for the day revolved around, including our last, biggest,…