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The Subway – Zion National Park

This is a rather long (appx 12-mile) through hike.  The trail takes you across windswept sandstone mesas, down into the canyon, and through cold and dark slots so tight and deep they require swimming, and eventually returning to the warmth … Continue reading

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Lassen National Park in Winter

The park road is closed in the winter as it is not worth plowing it, so we camped at road’s end in the parking lot.  We flattened out an area in the snow and roasted marshmellows over our coals – … Continue reading

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Zion winter photos

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley has an amazing range of elevation in the park, from well below sea level to mountains over 5000′ high (like our campsite below).  Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the continental USA at 14,505′, is in the same county as … Continue reading

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Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Utah

Bryce Canyon 2005

Portraits of Bryce Canyon, Utah

Fall 2005: Winter 2006

Zion 2005 - the valley

National Parks Page

Hi, You have found our National Parks main page.  Please use main links above to find your favorite park, or browse our entries below. Enjoy! – Chez and Griff

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Grand Canyon – fall monsoon

The fall monsoon brings in moisture and thunderstorms, adding a great depth of perception to this canyon.  On most days the light is strong and produced a flattening effect. It is already hard enough to gauge the true size and … Continue reading

Beautiful Shot of Zion Narrows

Hiking the Narrows in Zion National Park

The Narrows refers to an 18-mile stretch of the Virgin River in Utah, within Zion National Park.  It is typically a 2-day hike with an overnight sleeping on the river bank about halfway. While 18 miles can be done in … Continue reading

Zion 2005 - Virgin River

Summer in Zion National Park

Nothing like a hot Utah summer and a beautiful riparian canyon to cool things off.  Zion is a paradise, with gentle breezes, a ton of hiking, and some just stunning canyons. To see our post on hiking The Subway, click … Continue reading