Camping at Isle Royale National Park

Isle Royale is the least visited but most re-visited park in the national parks system. We can definitely understand why. It only took us one year after our original day trip to return to the island to try out the camping experience. It lived up to every expectation and then some! Camping on Isle Royale... Continue Reading →

Yosemite National Park

I have a lot of mixed feelings about Yosemite National Park. There are a lot of hikes and sights that I love about the park and then there are other things - like camping, crowds, and permits - that make it a complicated destination. Kenon absolutely loves it and consistently lists it in his top... Continue Reading →

Kings Canyon National Park

In our quest to visit all 61 of the National Parks in the United States, Kings Canyon marked our halfway point. With 30 parks behind us and one under our feet, we can safely say we have seen a good chunk of what the National Parks have to offer. Kings Canyon is little talked about... Continue Reading →

Sequoia National Park

Sequoia National Park is generally viewed as a smaller park but there is so much to do and see in this wonderful area. You could spend days exploring the miles and miles of trail system. We only had one day and I really think we nailed it! Here is our trip through one day in... Continue Reading →

Zion National Park – Weekend Trip

While it is a difficult and ever-changing perspective to name just one favorite national park, Zion National Park is what I tell people is my favorite when pressed. It is stunning, unique, and we have been so many times it feels like an extension of home. It is our favorite place to take visitors to... Continue Reading →

Capitol Reef National Park

Kenon and I have been to Capitol Reef twice and each time we left saying, “Man, we should have planned more time!” Capitol Reef National Park is usually the park people skip on their tour of the Utah national parks because it seems small, boring, and too far out of the way. While it is... Continue Reading →

Santa Cruz Island at Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands National Park boasts a series of five protected habitat islands surrounded by pristine waters. The Channel Islands are filled with quiet camping, seaside hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, and diving! The coves and inlets boast sea kelp forests and a lot of exotic marine life. With great weather year-round, it is always a good time... Continue Reading →

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