The Best National Parks for Easy Awesome Views

The Best National Parks for Easy Awesome Views I’m sure there are plenty of other National Parks that are great for easy awesome views, but I’ve only been to twenty National Parks so far, so I have to base my list on them. So, if you disagree with me, please tell me your favorite parks... Continue Reading →

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Hiking Tip #4: Know what to expect from the hike

Hiking Tip #4: Know what to expect from your hike I am no expert on hiking. Do hiking experts even exist? Maybe you could call guides and search and rescue workers expert hikers. Anyway, like I said, I’m no expert. I have run out of water, gotten lost on the trail more than once, and... Continue Reading →

The Pros and Cons of Solo Travel

I’ve done quite a bit of traveling in my life so far. I’ve gone on several cruises with my wife and her family. I’ve also gone on several cross-country road trips to National Parks. I’ve been to other places up and down the east coast and even made it to the Mediterranean. I’ve traveled with... Continue Reading →

Indecision on the Rim

Indecision on the Rim   I began a long slow walk along the cliff. I wandered over to the Bright Angel Trailhead and took a look at the description of the trail I had done plenty of research on. It was late in the afternoon and a day later I was due to be camping... Continue Reading →

The Best National Parks for Long Hikes

Here’s my typical disclaimer for my National Park lists. I’m sure there are plenty of other National Parks that are great for long hikes, but I’ve only been to twenty National Parks so far, so I have to base my list on them. So, if you disagree with me, please tell me your favorite parks... Continue Reading →

Havasu Canyon: Part 3

In case you missed them, here are links to Part 1 and Part 2 Part 3:  Returning to Reality I woke with the sun, just before 6:00 a.m., from a peaceful slumber in the middle of paradise. As I unzipped my sleeping bag I started thinking about whether I should stay a second night in... Continue Reading →

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