Along this trail we were able to see 4 of the cascade mountains, 2 mountain lakes and so many wildflowers. The lakes were full of trees that were blown into them by the blast. It’s pretty amazing how quickly nature can re-grow after the eruption almost 40 years ago. @kristileighhh
DAY 3 recap ➣ Everyone’s first experience in Bryce Canyon National Park 🤗 We hit the road from escalante bright + early (hour drive to Bryce) so that we could snag a walk up campsite at the park. We camped at the North Campground (loop D) which is really close to the visitors center and the shuttle pickup 👌🏼 Like with most national parks, the campsites are close together but it’s worth it in my opinion for the access to shuttles if you don’t know much about the park 🚎 .
🥾 We hiked the Peekaboo loop which begins at Bryce Point. This hike was truly phenomenal and had it all. We experienced views from the top, middle and bottom of the canyon, as well as a good mixture of declines & inclines, sun & shade ↗︎↘︎ Around every turn is another breathtaking view of the unique formations (hoodoos) that in my opinion make this park stand apart from all the others. We started the hike around 9 AM so the temperature felt amazing (especially compared to where we had come from). However around 10:30 it started to feel really really hot so we took more shade breaks along the way. If you’re hiking in any Utah Parks over the summer just be sure to start early and bring more water than you think 🌞 .
⇻Post-hike we hid in the shade at our campsite and enjoyed some much needed down time. We later took the shuttle into town to get some food and AC for a bit — PSA: Bryce shuttles shut down way earlier than most other parks 🙈😂 don’t be like us and miss the last one. We capped off our time in Bryce watching the sunset from Sunset Point (5 star experience) and with a campfire. Today we head to Zion! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
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Yesterday’s hike up Grizzly Mountain was filled with beautiful wildflowers, much needed talks, and summit snow flurries. 22 miles, 12 hours, and 42 trail frogs later you could find us raiding the EDR at midnight for bagels. Classic Glacier 🥯 .
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📸: Photo taken of Rachel on the descent from Grizzly, which can be seen towering above the trail dressed in full alpenglow
There’s just something about basalt columns... Who would you bring here?
Photo by @andybottphoto
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Backpacking always brings natures beauty into focus, clearing your mind and connecting your soul with Mother Earth. Our hike up to Marmot Pass was amazing, just soaked up the sights and sounds of the forest 🌳
Benny here did not like it when we locked eyes. Obviously I intimidated him 😂 We grunted at each other, stomped our feet on the ground but he ended up winning in the end when he took it to another level. He marked his spot and rolled around in it. That’s a new level of macho-ness I wasn’t willing to match.
“There is not a fragment in all nature, for every relative fragment of one thing is a full harmonious unit in itself” - John Muir
It's been a nice month full of crazy hikes and fun adventures through Utah National Parks. Now it's time to move closer to civilization for a bit while we plan out our next leg of travels.
Yesterday @jkhnelson and I got up at 6am to hike in the desert 🌵🌾
More of the Black Canyon and Gunnison River below.
After sunset at @archesnps I drove a few hours to sleep near @brycecanyonnps_gov so I could be there for sunrise to watch the light greet the hoodoos. It was cloudy, but it didn't suck! Try to do all the things you love, life is too short for anything less... heaven is when you find the right person to share it with ⛅💗
The water is always greener on the other side.
The Dune Trail, Sleeping Bear National Park. Almost four miles of grueling climbing up and down steep hills, barefoot, through the sand dunes which try to swallow you back into the earth with each step. Every time we crested a hill we would hope the end was near only to find another vast stretch of wilderness. Until...finally...water. Beautiful, cold water.
It was hard. But it was fun to see the character that came out as we walked. Sicily pulled her energy inward into silent determination. Analiese kept resiliently pushing past what she thought her body could do. Chris was patient and encouraging. My body is definitely going to feel this tomorrow but it was absolutely worth it.
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Heaven in Capitol Reef National Park. Get cosmic.
Thanks to Dino @dinosaur802 for sharing the stars. ——- -
The Celestial Emissary - Ever since coming to Capitol Reef on my solo trip in April 2018, I wanted to venture out to Cathedral Valley. However, everything I read warned me of a treacherous 1.5-hour off-road drive through the literal middle of nowhere, so my rental car and I chickened out. Knowing that I was returning on July 4th, I rented a Jeep...and I am very glad that I did, because the road I took does NOT screw around. The sights on the way into the valley were stunning and plentiful. Even though the ride through the eastern hills was bumpy and sketchy at times, I honestly had a blast driving it. The descent into the valley was a jaw-dropping sight to behold as you approach and see these two massive monoliths just standing out all on their own in a lush, green valley.
Photographing the Temple of the Sun and Moon has been a literal dream of mine since I missed out on my first visit. Finally seeing it with my own eyes felt invigorating like a pleasant lucid dream. I was blessed with completely clear skies, which only meant one thing... This photo is the ultimate result of lots of research, planning, and waiting. My first Milky Way core experience for both 2018 and this year began in Capitol Reef. It being a national dark sky preserve only meant that it would be a top-shelf night-time experience, and it once again exceeded all expectations. This is now officially my favorite adventure moment of 2019 (sorry Death Valley...I still love seeing the sunrise from your pretty sand dunes).
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This image was taken on our hike to Grinnell Glacier. ⛰ Out of all the hikes we have done in Glacier this has been our favorite. We started the hike from the parking lot, which makes it almost 12 miles round trip. If you want to shave off a few miles you can take the boat. It’s about a 2000 ft elevation climb with the worst of it being the climb up to the glacier....so many stairs! We went through and over waterfalls, frolicked in meadows of wildflowers, clung dearly to the side of a mountain, saw mountain goats 🐐 , and a grizzly 🐻 yearling 😳 turquoise lakes, and a glacier. We climbed the hike on 7/10 and at that time they had a sign up warning ⚠️ you about snow hazards. You have to cross snow bridges that are narrow and steep. We came prepared though and had hiking boots, trekking poles and crampons so it was fairly easy for us. However I wouldn’t advise it without the proper gear, we saw many struggling with the snow. Bring plenty of water! We had almost run out by the time we made it to the glacier. Steve had brought with a @lifestraw though so we were able to drink ice cold glacier water and refill our bottles. If you only do one hike in Glacier, make it this one...I have never seen something so crazy beautiful before.
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