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 …

Capitol Reef National Park, UT

After a full 24 hours of waiting out the rain in a motel we hit the road again. Our drive through Capitol Reef was rather uneventful due to the rain. We did stop to check out some insane flooding caused by the last 48 hours of rain. Trey cracked me up by asking why the …

Bryce Canyon National Park

The weather wasn’t cooperating in Zion so we left two days early. We drove northeast to Bryce Canyon National Park hoping for sunnier skies. We didn’t find any. I put up our tent in the rain and the downpour forced us to a nearby hotel restaurant for dinner. Apparently, every single other tourist in the …

Hike to Scout Lookout in Zion

On our last day in Zion, the weather was still preventing us from heading up The Narrows so we opted for one of the more strenuous hikes instead. Trey and I headed up the West Rim Trail towards a peak called Angel’s Landing (the peak on the left in the image above). Angel’s Landing is …

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 …

Exploring Zion’s Temple of Sinawava

It rained during most of our stay at Zion National Park. As a result, there were flash flood advisories and it wasn’t wise to hike up the famous Narrows. It was a bit of a disappointment but we still made the best of our 2 days there (we were originally going to stay 3-4). We …