Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park

‘Otherworldly’ is an apt description for Bryce’s haven of hoodoos. For those of you who don’t hike, Bryce Canyon’s beauty can also be feasted upon right from the Rim Trail, which offers a grand buffet of brilliant hues and views of hoodoos. Bryce Canyon’s colors are like looking into a bowl full of orange and vanilla sherbet on a hot summer day. Navajo/Peekaboo Loop Combo To get the most bang for

Zion National Park

Zion National Park

If you’re afraid of heights, Zion National Park has got your number. Zion as a national park is simply put, a straight shot through. You can begin your journey at the Visitor’s Center, and travel via shuttle up through nine stops, turn around, and come right back the way you came. These nine stops bear entry to all of the most popular trails Zion has to offer. We somehow lucked out in early April with a five da

The Valley of Fire State Park

The Valley of Fire State Park

Nevada’s first state park, the Valley of Fire, smolders with beauty. It is a 36,000 acre park that is host to brilliant red sandstone, white silica domes, and many other crazy geological features. Pair this with slot canyons, petroglyphs, panoramic views and an abundance of bighorn sheep, and you’ll find this location is more than worth the visit. We promise. We were lucky enough to lock down the Valley of

Four Must-Do Activities in Colorado

Four Must-Do Activities in Colorado

1. Red Rocks Amphitheatre We’re somewhere around 8 months away from hitting the road, so it doesn’t make the most sense for us to be spending money on flights to go places we’ll hit when we’re on wheels. But when Ween played a three-night revival at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Colorado became an exception. Plus, we have a buddy who moved into town not long ago, affording us a place to crash

Black Mountain Hiking (CA)

Black Mountain Hiking (CA)

Click a pic!   Distance: ~4.1 miles Elevation Gain: ~700 ft Difficulty: Easy to Moderate, suitable for anyone of reasonable fitness Dog Friendly? Yes. Costs? Free. You can park at the Hilltop Community Park directly across from the trailhead. Wildlife: We were gently pelted by a good number of flies and gnats on the way up. And we encountered a bundle of bees (if they were bunnies, they would have been a

Cuyamaca Peak Hiking (CA)

Cuyamaca Peak Hiking (CA)

Click a pic! Elevation Gain: ~1700 ft Distance: 5.6 miles Difficulty: Moderate Dog Friendly? Yes! This is actually the only dog-friendly hike in the Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. Costs? It’s an $8 parking fee to park within the Paso Picacho campground. There is no parking anywhere else near the trailhead, so this is your jam. Bring: Sunscreen, water, snacks, comfortable sneakers, a camera, and a hat (the t

Potato Chip Rock Hiking (CA)

Potato Chip Rock Hiking (CA)

Distance: ~11 miles Elevation Gain: ~2000 ft Difficulty: Pretty hard. Like, not harder than teaching your cat to walk on a leash, but it’s up there. Dog Friendly? Yes! But make sure your pooch is up for the steep climb. Horses are allowed on the Blue Sky trail only. Costs? Parking is free if you start at Blue Sky Ecological Reserve.  If you start at Poway Lake (making this hike ~6.7 miles vs 11), you&#8