Hiking and exploring in Capitol Reef National Park

A few showers on the cliffs

After a few days in Zion, we moved on to Torrey, UT in order to check out Capitol Reef. We have been in the area a few times—in fact, we made a brief stop here a year ago. I wanted to find some new areas to explore and specifically […]

Zion National Park hiking

From the impressive Zion Canyon overlook

While we have been to Zion several times, and hiked many of the popular trails, we enjoy the area so much we wanted to return. After some research I found several less popular hikes that seemed very attractive. Joe’s Guide to Zion National Park was especially helpful in identifying […]

Bike ride to Mckenzie Pass

Hike or bike—that was our choice today, and we decided to bike, starting from Sisters. Fortified with coffee from the Sisters Coffee Company, we headed west on Highway 247 (the old Mckenzie Highway). The road is still closed to vehicle traffic—the gate is closed 9 miles from town. That’s right about where the climb becomes […]