01 September 2015

Wild Yellowstone

June – July 2015

After having just visited Bryce and Zion National Parks in Utah and Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, we found the scenery at Yellowstone National Park a bit disappointing (#spoiled … haha!).  However, its teeming wildlife made up for that.  We were fortunate to spot grizzly and black bears, bison, coyote, elk, mule deer, marmot, pika and others.  So yeah, Yellowstone rocks J.

31 August 2015

Roaming in Wyoming

June 8 - 10, 2015

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.

Mormon Row Historic District

Hidden Falls

Good morning!  We got up early in the hopes of spotting wildlife. We encountered a herd of elk cows.


Ground Squirrel

Black-billed Magpie with a growth on its wing.  I sent this photo to the National Parks Conservation Association to find out if it's a disease but I never got a reply.

What could this critter be?

21 July 2015

Pa’rus Trail

May 19, 2015

Pa’rus Trail.  Zion National Park, Utah.

Pa’rus Trail is an easy 3.5 mile-hike (round trip) from the Visitor’s Center to Canyon Junction that offers stunning vistas. It’s the only trail in Zion National Park where dogs are allowed.  Yay for the whole pack!

17 June 2015

Dry Fork Narrows

May 28, 2015

From our campground in Hatch, we drove 72 miles passing through Escalante and turning right on Hole-in-the-Rock Road.  Hole-in-the-Rock Road is an unpaved road of variable quality offering different intensities of unwanted full body massage. We drove 26 miles and stopped at the first parking area.  We had to walk a mile to get to the trailhead where the second parking area’s located.  Unfortunately, it’s only accessible by high clearance vehicles.

We descended about one mile to the mouth of the slot canyon.  There wasn’t a prescribed trail but we were told at the Visitor’s Center to follow the cairns.  The Dry Fork Narrows is about 2-miles round-trip. 

We would’ve wanted to explore Peek-a-boo Slot Canyon too but the clouds turned dark and threatening.  However, Pete climbed 12 feet up to the entrance to have a sneak peek.