A Week in Slab City

August 14, 2015 Categories Camper Van, Road Trips, Travel, USA

It’s been a pretty hot week hanging out in the middle of the desert in Slab City. The average outside temperature has been 110°. The temperature in the van stays at or below the outside temperature during the day, but stays hot during the night even when the desert cools. Surprisingly, I’ve become pretty adjusted … Continue reading A Week in Slab City

Slab City, California

August 7, 2015 Categories Camper Van, Road Trips, Travel, USA

Miles driven: 309.4 Miles hiked: 0 I woke up today, near the border of Nevada and California, after one of the coolest nights I’ve had in the van in the past few weeks. Even though the temperature read as 86°, it felt fantastic compared to the above 90° temperatures that it has been. I took … Continue reading Slab City, California

Viva Las Vegas

August 6, 2015 Categories Camper Van, Road Trips, Travel, USA

Miles driven: 176.9 Miles walked: ~20 (over three days) I’ve been in Vegas for the past few days and honestly haven’t felt up to writing by the end of each day. But before I talk about Vegas, I want to go back to three days ago because I’m pretty excited about some improvements I made … Continue reading Viva Las Vegas

The Narrows, Zion National Park, Utah

August 3, 2015 Categories Camper Van, Hiking, Road Trips, Travel, USA

Miles driven: 78.4 Miles hiked: ~12 Today was wet. I spent the majority of the day walking through the Virgin River in the Zion Narrows. It’s a 10 mile “hike” down the river, round-trip. To get to the hike, there’s another two mile, round-trip, walk along the river you have to do. I’m honestly not … Continue reading The Narrows, Zion National Park, Utah

Observation Point, Zion National Park, Utah

August 1, 2015 Categories Camper Van, Hiking, Road Trips, Travel, USA

Miles driven: 78.3 Miles hiked: 8.0 Due to the possibility of flash floods in the Narrows at Zion, I used today to hike up to the 6,508 ft Observation Point. Although it was a tiring climb and it’s over 700 ft higher than Angels Landing, I don’t feel it was as rewarding (read: “challenging”). It … Continue reading Observation Point, Zion National Park, Utah

Angels Landing, Zion National Park, Utah

July 31, 2015 Categories Camper Van, Hiking, Road Trips, Travel, USA

Miles driven: 93.7 Miles hiked: 5.4 Last night was another warm night. It stayed over 95° in the van until at least 2am, the last time I checked the thermometer. When I woke up at 6:30 this morning, it had dropped down to a “brisk” 89°. It’s gonna be such a relief when I get … Continue reading Angels Landing, Zion National Park, Utah

Zion National Park, Utah (Part 2)

July 30, 2015 Categories Camper Van, Hiking, Road Trips, Travel, USA

Miles driven: 128.5 Miles hiked: 4.85 I spent the day yesterday working a random asphalt job nearby. I have an entirely new outlook towards road construction. It is some hardcore, back-breaking work which my “pampered” lifestyle has not accustomed me to, especially in 100° or more. The people who do that stuff for a living … Continue reading Zion National Park, Utah (Part 2)

Zion National Park, Utah (Part 1)

July 28, 2015 Categories Camper Van, Hiking, Road Trips, Travel, USA

Miles driven (since last post): 219.0 Miles hiked: 5.8 I took the last couple of days off. I spent one day in Cedar City, uploading my posts for the two previous days, then just relaxing. Another day I drove down to St. George and spent most of the day there. I ended up going to … Continue reading Zion National Park, Utah (Part 1)

Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

July 25, 2015 Categories Camper Van, Hiking, Road Trips, Travel, USA

Miles driven: 31.5 Miles hiked: 9.2+ Today I did Capitol Reef, sticking to Hwy 24 that goes through the entire park. Off of 24, there’s a road that goes down part way through the park but it’s focused more on historical stuff that I’m honestly not that interested in. There’s a blacksmith shop, some old … Continue reading Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

Canyonlands National Park, Utah

July 24, 2015 Categories Camper Van, Hiking, Road Trips, Travel, USA

Miles driven: 278.8 Miles hiked: 5.3+ I camped outside of town last night and awoke slightly after 6:30 this morning before heading back into town. I meant to get gas while I was in town last night, but completely spaced out and forgot about it. Canyonlands’ closest entry point is 31 miles from Moab and … Continue reading Canyonlands National Park, Utah