Zion National Park-The Narrows

The Narrow are quite exciting. In order to hike it from top to bottom, you must obtain a permit. We just opted to hike it bottom up starting at the river walk. 

Me super excited to be on the adventure in the Narrows

Me super excited to be on the adventure in the Narrows


DO NOT forget your walking stick!!!

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Zion National Park-Angel’s Landing and Emerald Pool

Angel’s Landing

It's moments like this that  you realize you are part of a great whole. I then was in love. In love with our Earth.

It’s moments like this that you realize you are part of a great whole. I then was in love. In love with our Earth.


Met up with my adventure buds and we’re on the park shuttle on our way out to Angel’s Landing!


Walter’s Wiggles! Some tough switchbacks on the way up!


I made a new friend 🙂


The “backbone” last stretch up!

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Emerald Pool

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The next stop was Utah. Starting in Moab and making a stop to see the Mighty five!

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Arches National Park

Hike to Double Arch

I decided to so this hike at the end of the day due to the heat. I was hoping to get a good shot of the sunset but it was quite cloudy.

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Canyonlands National Park

This park is pretty cool. I got up at 330am to get my spot to see the sunrise through Mesa Arch. It was quite spectacular.

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Capitol Reef National Park

This park is one of the least visited of the National Parks. It is quite unique and definitely worth stopping to see. Yes, bigfoot was spotted here! 😀

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Bryce Canyon

This is the most interesting park I’ve been to. It was like being in Whoville with all the crazy hoodoos!!

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I really wish I had more time to spend at each of these parks. They are all so beautiful, with so many things to see.

Zion National Park is so amazing, it gets it’s own post…

Hike along the Ute Trail and Colorado River

This hike showed me exactly what it was like to be in the mountains. A completely different feeling than just driving through.

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Met Roger, a volunteer park ranger. He gave some awesome suggestions more small adventures in RMNP

Met Roger, a volunteer park ranger. He gave some awesome suggestions for more small adventures in RMNP

Here is the next hike. Drove a few miles down Trail Ridge Road to the bottom of the valley. Went about 3 miles into the trails here. 

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My first stop, Rocky Mountain National Park

I got almost three full days in RMNP. It was amazing beyond belief. I drove along Trail Ridge Road the first day. Seeing the Rocky Mountains for the first time, literally took my breath away.

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Majestic wildlife is everywhere here.

Majestic wildlife is everywhere here.

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Awesome shirt from @flow367

National Parks pass sure came in handy on this road trip!

My crazy amazing road trip out west

This year changed my life. It was my first time going out west. I took a two week road trip across the country. It was beyond magic. I hit seven National Parks, one state park, Monument Valley and a National Monument. Over 4300 miles total. It truly was a dream come true.

Map of my roadtrip and each stop

Map of my roadtrip and each stop