Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

December 25, 2019 Categories Hiking, Road Trips, Travel, USA

I’ve spent a day here and there over a few weekends hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park, covering a little over 30 miles of trails, and still not nearly complete with all the trails on the East side of the park. I’ve tried focusing on the Bear Lake area and slowly working my way outwards. … Continue reading Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

December 1, 2019 Categories Hiking, Road Trips, Travel, USA

I took this weekend to venture down to the Great Sand Dunes National Park in Southern Colorado. It was a bit cold at a brisk 16°F and the wind was blowing pretty strong. Turns out that walking in a giant kitty litter box during a high wind will pelt your face with sand like a … Continue reading Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

November 17, 2019 Categories Hiking, Road Trips, Travel, USA

I decided to make an impromptu trip to Bryce Canyon (the last National Park in Utah that I had yet to have been to) and wowzers is it a cool site. The trip added another 1,200+ miles to what I’ve driven in the past couple weeks, bringing my total to over 4,500 miles and about … Continue reading Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Yosemite National Park, California

September 2, 2015 Categories Camper Van, Road Trips, Travel, USA

Miles driven: 616.7 (last 3 days) Miles hiked: 9.2 The last few days have been tiring. First, Szilvia decided to split off and go separate ways. We stayed near Reno a few days ago and on the way there she was talking about how she originally wanted to go to the Burning Man festival and … Continue reading Yosemite National Park, California

Lassen Volcanic National Park, California

August 31, 2015 Categories Camper Van, Road Trips, Travel, USA

Miles driven: 226.5 Miles hiked: ~10.2 Today I almost fought a bear. Ok, not really, but I did finally get to see one. And not only did I get to see a bear, but I almost ran directly into his big, fat butt. So I guess I should start by saying we drove over to … Continue reading Lassen Volcanic National Park, California

Redwood National Park, California

August 29, 2015 Categories Camper Van, Road Trips, Travel, USA

Miles driven: 427.8 (+224.3 yesterday) Miles hiked: ~3 Today was a lot of driving. About eight hours worth, maybe more. We even drove up to Redding from San Francisco last night so that we wouldn’t have as long of a drive to do today in order to get to the Redwoods, but it was still … Continue reading Redwood National Park, California

Joshua Tree National Park, California

August 22, 2015 Categories Camper Van, Road Trips, Travel, USA

Miles driven: 300+ Miles hiked: ~1 Today was mostly consumed with driving from San Diego to Joshua Tree National Park and then from there to Los Angeles. Joshua Tree is not really a park I was interested in hiking in, as it’s all desert and it was quite hot out. We drove through the park … Continue reading Joshua Tree National Park, California

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