Looking Glass Rock, UT

Just south of Moab, down a dirt road off Highway 191, is Looking Glass Rock. The site doesn’t get many visitors and isn’t marked very well from the main road. I found out about it from a local who recommended we swing by on our way to Canyonlands National Park. The massive rock has two natural arches […]

Arches Nat’l Park Panoramas

Arches National Park not only has some of the most incredible landmarks on this planet, but they have been given some cool names. Names like Garden of Eden, Devil’s Playground, Parade of Elephants, Tower of Babel, Fiery Furnace, Three Gossips, Dark Angel Arch… Here are four panoramas I stitched together from photographs I took back […]

Tibetan Music at Arches

One of the interesting things we saw heard at Arches National Park was a young man playing music on Tibetan “singing bowls” at the base of the Double Arch. The notes that reverberated from the steel bowls made a really beautiful ambient melody that echoed around the natural cove created by the arches. Trey was quite fascinated […]

Trey in Arches National Park

We spent 2 1/2 days in Arches National Park and did a fair amount of hiking. Though you can see a lot of the landmarks from your car, the best ones (and the best views) are obtained by hiking. The longest hike we did was 4.2 mile round-trip trek to see Double O Arch. Here […]

Scrap Metal Art in Hanksville, UT

One of my favorite things about driving across America off the interstate system is that you run into all sorts of wonderful surprises. On this road trip, one of those surprises was found in the tiny town of Hanksville, Utah. On the side of the road I spotted dozens of dinosaurs made out of scrap […]

Sunset in Zion

We ended our first day in Zion National Park with a leisurely stroll down Pa’rus Trail, a paved path that follows the river down to the campgrounds. Even though it is the most trafficked trail, we still saw some wildlife – a buck who was just chillin’ in the grass and a tarantula scurrying his […]

Weeping Rock in Zion National Park

Named for the continuous water that “weeps” out of the alcove, Weeping Rock has enough moisture to sustain a lush hanging garden. The weeping is caused by an impermeable shale in the canyon walls that prevents water from absorbing into the ground and forces it to find a place it can penetrate, such as at Weeping […]