Twin Falls – Wrapping Up

Alright... We're finally at the end of our amazing road trip across the southwest desert.  We spent time at my parent's cabin in Grand Lake, we learned all about the ancient Puebloans at Mesa Verde, and we swung by Four Corners on our way to Moab.  There, we discovered a…

My Favorite Arches

We spent three days in Arches National Park, and we saw so many arches in and around the park (there are over 2000(!) in the park).  But if I were to boil it down to my favorites, this is how I'd rank the top seven. (more…)

Delicate Arch

Ok, folks, here it is... our very last arch!  You didn't think I'd run out of arches to talk about, did you? We were having so much fun playing around Devil's Garden that we had to actually rush a bit to get down to Delicate Arch before the started to…

Arches: The Most Amazing Day

Our first day in Arches wowed us with nature's splendor and the phenomenal discovery of these gravity-defying works of natural art. Our second day revealed to us the remarkable playground of the Fiery Furnace and saw us delve deeper into the park. But the third day?  The adage says "third…

Landscape Arch

I know I promised the amazing story of our third day in Arches last week, but I'm afraid I have one more post for you before I get to that. I also previously promised some panoramas of our stunning sunrise at Landscape Arch, and this is the promise I get…

Fiery Furnace

After another fruitless attempt at sunrise, we dove into what would become one of our favorite parts of the park: the Fiery Furnace. If you have aspirations of visiting this playground, know that you'll need a permit - but don't let that deter you.  Permits were easily acquired (following a…

Arches: The First Pass

A friend told us we could easily hit Arches National Park in a single day.  We ended up dedicating the better part of three to the one park - and I don't regret a moment of it. After an unsuccessful attempt at sunrise at North Window, we went exploring, as…