Canyonlands National Park, Needles District

While the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands provides a birds eye view of the northern part of the Park, the Needles District puts you right in at the base of the action. Even the drive into the Park, which is a pretty long slog from Moab, provides amazing views of valleys and cliffs.… Continue reading Canyonlands National Park, Needles District

Canyonlands National Park, Island in the Sky

Canyonlands National Park, in south eastern Utah, is breathtaking in every direction. We started our two day (way too short) exploration of Canyonlands in the Island in the Sky area in the northern part of the Park. The name “Island in the Sky” refers to the visitors’ vantage point from the mesa overlooking enormous canyons… Continue reading Canyonlands National Park, Island in the Sky

The Very Grand Tetons

Traveling south from the west side of Glacier National Park, we took as many non-interstate highways as possible – mostly US 93, with a little jog east on I-90, before hooking up with various combinations of US 287/20/191. Beautiful big sky, big mountain Montana! We entered Yellowstone National Park from the west entrance and meandered… Continue reading The Very Grand Tetons

Going to the Sun in a Red Bus

Day two in Glacier and these flatland geezers were bushed and sore from day one’s hike. So we booked a tour on a Glacier Park open-topped Red Bus. It was an especially grand ride because our tour was on the first day this season that the pass over the Continental Divide was open. The Going-to-the-Sun… Continue reading Going to the Sun in a Red Bus

Loving the View from Apgar Lookout

On our first full day in Glacier National Park, of course we tackled a challenging hike. Apgar Lookout trail is the first trail within the West Glacier entrance to the Park. Traveling by car, you drive almost two and a half miles from the turnoff before reaching the trailhead. The trail itself starts deceptively easy… Continue reading Loving the View from Apgar Lookout