National Park Tour

Boyfriend of the Year

22 February 2014

I was sure I would never do it. Never get married, never give up my independence. But life, it seems, has other plans for me. “Never” should now be replaced with “imminent.” I made the “never” decision after I got out of college, after I had traveled to South America on my own, had lived […]

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Zion Canyon Showers

5 October 2013

We got rained out of one of the most beautiful national parks of the trip. We stayed for five days, and we kept the rainfly on our tent the entire time, despite the fact that we were camping in the desert. Apparently Zion gets 15 inches of rain a year. About 9 of them fell […]

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Backpacking Bryce Canyon

3 October 2013

It was just an overnight. In and out. But we had to carry all of our water. We had already been in Bryce Canyon for several days, but we were car camping at one of the developed campgrounds, and we thought we’d give ourselves a true wilderness experience before we left the park. I wasn’t […]

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National Parks of Canada: Jasper & Banff

8 July 2013

Despite my last post, we have actually had some amazing national park experience, from Glacier to Acadia, and several in between. Including Canadian parks, we’ve visited 12 national parks and monuments so far, and 5 state or provincial parks. We started our national park tour, however, in the crown jewels of the Canadian park system, […]

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The National Park that didn’t want us

1 July 2013

First, our fire wouldn’t stay lit. We were cooking foil dinners, Brian’s favorite camping meal, over the fire that night, our first night in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but the “fire” was still just smoke. Two separate attempts to start it left us with coals, but not much flame. We even went to the […]

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