Author Archives: Amanda

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

There was a time when I thought North Dakota would be the last state we visited. Not because we had anything against this vast northern state, but let’s face it, North Dakota is not really on the way to anywhere, and it’s … Continued

Spearfish City Campground

Spearfish City Campground

We love the southwest desert. We love the wide open spaces, the views that seems to stretch on forever, and the varied shades of brown and red that dominate the landscape. But after four months in the desert, it sure is … Continued

Devil's Tower

Welcome to Wyoming

We don’t follow many hard and fast rules when it comes to driving days. We don’t avoid rainy weather days, we don’t always stick to the 200 mile or under rule, and we often arrive late in the day (sometimes in the dark … Continued


One Week in Colorado

One week in Colorado is not enough. With mountains to climb, ski towns to visit, ghost towns to explore, lakes to paddle, and wildflowers to admire, how could one week ever be enough? In the past we’ve spent several months … Continued


More from Moab – Hiking, Biking & Boondocking

Moab is a busy little town. Drive down main street any given day and you’ll see sidewalks clogged with tourists, hippies, and dirt-loving, OHV driving, four-wheeling enthusiasts. Some say it’s too busy. Too much traffic, too many people competing for camping spots and … Continued

Chesler Park Loop

Hiking the Needles: Chesler Park Loop

Over the past year or so I’ve read five or six different blog posts about a seemingly magical hike through the Needles District of Canyonlands NP called the Chesler Park Loop. The first time I was intrigued, the second time I was inspired, … Continued


Back in Moab

Almost exactly three years ago we rolled in the small town of Moab in search of arches, hikes and jaw dropping views. Over the course of nearly a month we found all that and so much more. This time around … Continued

Capital Reef

Hiking Capitol Reef

When it comes to national parks in Utah everyone always talks about Zion this and Arches that. But for some reason hardly anyone is talking about Capitol Reef. Maybe because it’s far from a major highway, and the tiny nearby town is … Continued