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

Arches National Park, Utah (Part 3)

July 23, 2015 Categories Camper Van, Hiking, Road Trips, Travel, USA

Miles driven: 56.0 Miles hiked: 7.5+ Last night was wicked hot in the van. It was about 100 degrees as I tried to sleep, drowning in a pool of sweat. I had the roof vent open to try to get some of the heat out, but it was almost just as hot outside so it … Continue reading Arches National Park, Utah (Part 3)

Arches National Park, Utah (Part 2)

July 22, 2015 Categories Camper Van, Hiking, Road Trips, Travel, USA

Miles driven: 49.1 Miles hiked: 5.0 Today was a short day, as I’m saving the last 7.2 miles of designated trail for tomorrow. I headed into the park around 7:30 this morning after camping out in town last night. I focused on the Northern portion of the park, minus the Devils Garden area, which is … Continue reading Arches National Park, Utah (Part 2)

Arches National Park, Utah (Part 1)

July 21, 2015 Categories Camper Van, Hiking, Road Trips, Travel, USA

Miles driven: 68.7 Miles hiked: 3.8+ I took yesterday morning to get a few things done and spent the afternoon and part of the evening driving South to Arches National Park. I arrived around 5:30pm, which was just enough time to get to the visitor center before it closed. Because this part of the state … Continue reading Arches National Park, Utah (Part 1)

Yellowstone National Park (Part 5)

July 15, 2015 Categories Camper Van, Road Trips, Travel, USA

We didn’t do anything yesterday and it was great. I finally got to do some reading and finished The Wild Truth, which is a follow-up to Into the Wild. Today was our last day in Yellowstone; mainly because I’m just bored of it and tired of having to spend 2+ hours just to get anywhere … Continue reading Yellowstone National Park (Part 5)

Yellowstone National Park (Part 4)

July 12, 2015 Categories Camper Van, Road Trips, Travel, USA

We took another easy morning today and decided to refresh ourselves with a real shower and then washed the bedding and towels. I know, living on the edge, right? By the time we were ready, it was 1pm and I decided we needed to take a lunch break from all our “hard work” before we … Continue reading Yellowstone National Park (Part 4)