Posts tagged National Parks
Hiking to Delicate Arch in Winter

Delicate Arch is probably the most iconic arch in the park. The arch is a symbol of Utah and more broadly the west, and it’s one of the most famous rock formations on Earth. When people picture a natural arch, there’s a good chance that they picture Delicate Arch in Arches National Park. Viewing thousands of beautiful pictures of Delicate Arch can’t even compare to standing under the huge arch and experiencing it in person. Here’s our guide to hiking there in winter.

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Hiking Arches National Park’s Devils Garden in Winter

The Devils Garden Loop is one of the longest and neatest day hikes in Arches National Park. There are seven arches that you can approach up close along the 7.2 mile Devils Garden Trail, along with a high concentration of sculpted rock fins and a number of other interesting rock formations to explore.

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A Vanlife Guide to Arches National Park

Arches National Park has over 2,000 natural sandstone arches with light openings taller than three feet. In fact the national park has the highest concentration of natural stone arches in the world. Besides the arches, there are balanced rocks, fins and towers of sandstone, and stone spires and obelisks sprinkled liberally throughout the arid desert landscape. Here’s our guide to our favorite spots in Arches.

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On The Road Again

In January 2017, my partner, Ian, and I bought a Sprinter cargo van. We spent three months converting the empty van into a cozy tiny home with solar power, a bed, a kitchen, and bikes and backpacking gear in the back. Our little home on wheels has allowed us to explore the incredibly diverse landscape of North America.

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Hiking the Fairyland Loop in Bryce Canyon National Park in Winter

The Fairyland Loop is considered one of the most iconic day hikes in Bryce Canyon National Park. The route lives up to its name, meandering through a world of absurd hoodoos and strange bulbous sandstone towers, and hiking the Fairyland Trail in winter can give you a totally different perspective of Bryce Canyon National Park.

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How to Enjoy Bryce Canyon National Park in Winter

Bryce Canyon is a unique and beautiful national park, and winter weather really adds to the park’s natural beauty. Bryce Canyon features a series of bowls and amphitheaters filled with otherworldly spires, towers, and turrets called hoodoos. In fact, Bryce Canyon has the highest concentration of hoodoos anywhere on Earth. Here our favorite places for a winter trip to Bryce Canyon.

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10 Essentials for Vanlife

When you live in a van, you not only have to travel light, you have to live light. It can be kind of hard when planning for vanlife to figure out what item will enhance life on the road. Here are 10 items that we love having in our van!

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7 Great Things to Do in Zion National Park in Winter

Zion National Park was Utah's first national park, and it’s the third most visited national park with 4.5 million visitors coming to the park each year. The park’s towering sandstone cliffs and canyons draw nature lovers from all over the world. Most people visit Zion during the summer, but winter is a great time to visit and avoid the crowds. Here are 7 awesome things to do in Zion in winter.

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Wandering through the World’s Tallest Trees: Exploring the Redwood Forest

“We explored Stout Grove on early morning a trail run, but the tall trees in the grove beg you to slow down and truly experience the trees’ majesty. We found ourselves walking through much of the grove. Because the nearby Smith River periodically floods the grove, the only undergrowth is the large sword ferns that blanket the ground. The trees give the grove a cathedral-like feel and people visiting the grove even talk in hushed, reverential tones…”

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8 Places To Go On Your First Visit to Yosemite

Here are 8 stops we visited that any first time visitor wouldn’t want to miss on a visit to America’s first protected park land! As always at the end of this post, you’ll find free camping suggestions near Yosemite.

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