Month: September 2019

GRAND CANYON NORTH RIM

DAY 74 – 12th September – GRAND CANYON We rise with the sparrows – ravens actually – to find an inquisitive mule deer with very big ears outside our tent. We also find Dan, a bearded mountain man, looking for Mark, his charge, who was doing a rim to rim hike in one day and Read More

DAY 73 – 11th September – ZION NATIONAL PARK

In the morning at Hi-Road campground we are greeted by a Spotted Towhee, Rufous Hummingbirds and a backdrop of sunlit red mountains. We are a little tardy in leaving as we enjoy the local birding whilst breakfasting. In Zion National Park we are greeted by the ‘The Watchman’ and his henchmen. Huge pieces of rock Read More

BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK

DAY 72 – 10th September – BRYCE NP TO ZION NP Ruby’s Inn was the first lodging established at Bryce Canyon in 1916. It is still in the same family today and is a very large operation.   Bryce is known for its largest collection of rock spires, called hoodoos. It is a relatively small Read More

CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK

DAY 70 – 8th September – CANYONLANDS TO CAPITOL REEF The National Parks are real treasures that offer up landscapes worthy of the fees charged to see them but the road trips between the parks often paint a continuous canvas of everchanging beauty and majesty here illustrated by the hills in Teasdale. I mean it’s Read More

DAY 70 – 8th September – CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK

We rise early, break camp without breakfast and enter the park. Canyonlands is 527 square miles in extent and by virtue of its name not easily accessible other than by the designated routes . The Green and Colorado Rivers meet in the heart of the park splitting the park into distinct sections. We walk to Read More

DAY 69 – 7th September – ARCHES NATIONAL PARK

We pack up camp reluctantly – we have had the most glorious sunrise and morning vista that any campsite can offer. But the first of our Utah Parks, Arches, beckons. The entrance to the park is roughly at 5000 feet elevation. It is incredible how much elevation we have been gaining and losing during our Read More

SALT LAKE CITY

DAY 67 – 5th September – SOUTH FORK CAMPGROUND TO ANTELOPE ISLAND A relaxed morning at South Fork Camp. There are a number of campgrounds in the forest and we think we chose the best one. Strange how one’s perceptions of safety are centred towards oneself. We were a little worried last night about a Read More

DAY 66 – 4th September – GRAND TETON TO SALT LAKE CITY

It’s day 66 not Route 66! Bernie insists on blogging the whole morning while we have Wi-Fi at the lodge registration building. We have our last views of the Tetons from Signal Mt Lodge and lookout points. We just want to photograph it again and again and we do. Can’t seem to get enough of Read More

GRAND TETON NP

DAY 64 – 2nd September – GRANT CAMPGROUND TO SIGNAL MOUNTAIN CAMPGROUND We put Freddie back in his bag again and it’s off to Grand Teton National Park. We do, however, revisit West Thumb Geyser Basin before we leave, to see what the morning light is like compared to yesterday afternoon but it’s not as Read More

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (YNP) – PART 3

DAY 62 – 31st August – CANYON CAMPGROUND TO GRANT CAMPGROUND Today we leave Canyon Campground our home for the last 3 nights and relocate to Grant Campground for our last 2 nights in Yellowstone. Our plan is to drive the Southern Loop anti-clockwise. Breakfast, pack up camp and leave at 9:20 am after the Read More

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