Part 9 – Fossilized Emotions at Lake Powell

Sometimes the best part of a road trip is the random sights you come across along the way that you never planned; never even knew existed.  We happened upon one of these sights on our drive to Lake Powell. The morning after our adventurous hike at Zion, we packed up camp at a leisurely pace,…

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Part 8 – The Lost World – Zion

The next day was our only full day at Zion.  With my heart set on the adventurer’s glory of taking on the infamous Narrows, we headed straight to the Visitor’s Center at park opening to see if the water levels were low enough to actually conquer the hike.  The Narrows is not a hike for…

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Part 7 – Zion – A Place of Refuge

5am, June 17th, 2011.  Mission: Sunrise photo from Bryce Point.  Obstacles: Freezing temperatures, cloudy skies, and omnipresent crankiness.  Status:  Failed. My need of that perfect sunrise photo was left unsatisfied this cloudy morning, as I waited and waited for the skies to clear or the sun to peak through on the horizon.  My hopes were…

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Part 6 – Cowboys and Chipmunks – Bryce Canyon

With only two days to spend in Bryce Canyon, we had to make difficult decisions about what to see and what not to see while there – Because the truth is, there are so many beautiful and diverse areas to explore, you cannot manage to see it all in such a short amount of time. …

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Part 5 – Uncle Sam Wants YOU

Day four marked our first day of camping on the trip.  We woke up super early that morning in order to make the four hour drive out to Bryce Canyon in time to sign up for a camping spot.  For those of you that haven’t camped much, many camping sites, especially in national parks, are…

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Part 4 – The Great Salt Lake

With a “late” rise of about quarter past 8, our “lazy” morning began by meandering around Temple Square – snapping photos, taking video snippits and so on.  We were there for a good half hour before we realized it wasn’t actually Temple Square.  It was, in fact, the City Council building.  Adam’s trusty iphone had…

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