Roadtrip to Zion: Part IV – The Narrows

Good morning! Today we’re sharing our trip through the Narrows, one of the most iconic places at Zion National Park! We planned to be on the trail to the Narrows from the Grotto parking lot by first light, about 7am. Our plan was to hike out to Wallstreet, see how we were feeling, and decide … Continue reading Roadtrip to Zion: Part IV – The Narrows

Roadtrip to Zion: Part III – The West Rim

We’re back! After completing the trek out to Angel’s Landing, we took a quick stretch break at the Scout Lookout, picked up our packs, and headed off on the West Rim trail towards our overnight campsite. Scout Lookout We had about a 4 mile hike remaining to get to our campsite (Campsite 1 on the … Continue reading Roadtrip to Zion: Part III – The West Rim

Roadtrip to Zion: Part II – Angel’s Landing

We’re back with another Zion update! We arrived at Zion in the late afternoon on our third day of travel, and our first stop was the Zion Visitor Center to pick up our backpacking permits. Our initial plan had been to hike the Narrows top down, but unfortunately the threat of rain and the recent … Continue reading Roadtrip to Zion: Part II – Angel’s Landing

Roadtrip to Zion: Part I

Hi everyone! This week we embarked on our long-anticipated road trip to Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon! For the past couple of years we have been discussing a backpacking trip with our family, and over a year ago we decided on Zion as the place it was going to happen. We’ve planned for months … Continue reading Roadtrip to Zion: Part I

#TravelBackThursday A Move, a Road Trip, and an Engagement: Yosemite National Park

Hi everyone! This week we're traveling all the way back to 2013! This was the year I graduated from vet school and started my internship in Lexington, Kentucky. It's also the year I fell in love with the amazing old Kentucky farmhouses. I mean, how iconic and gorgeous is this?? Jordan and I planned to … Continue reading #TravelBackThursday A Move, a Road Trip, and an Engagement: Yosemite National Park

#TravelBackThursday Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks, Part 2

Hey everyone! We're back with Part 2 of our September 2015 trip to Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks! If you missed Part 1, you can check it out here. When we left off we were just finishing our time at Glacier National Park. From there we road tripped our way back to Yellowstone National Park. … Continue reading #TravelBackThursday Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks, Part 2

Backpacking Gear 101

After writing our last post, the first installment about our 2015 vacation to Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks, Jordan and I thought it might be helpful to share what equipment we like to take on our backpacking journeys. We have had some trial and error, and while our kit isn't perfect, we're pretty happy with … Continue reading Backpacking Gear 101