Emerald Pools

The third and final installation of my Zion’s series ends with the Emerald Pools. I have to say that this is one of the most refreshing hikes you can possibly do in Zion National Park. There are a few trailheads surrounding the Emerald Pools that range from about a mile to 3 miles. We stuck …

Weeping Rock

Let’s continue down my little Zion’s saga. In-between the stops from the Riverside Trail and our next destination, Weeping Rock, there is Stop 8. Stop 8 is definitely worth getting off and taking a quick look around yourselves. The landscape is unbeatable. And you get a really cool view of the base of Angel’s Landing. …

Riverside Walk

Something I’ve been dying to get to, but hadn’t had the time to do yet are all of my photos from Zion’s National Park. If you have never been, you need to get your butt down there. Zion’s is definitely one of my favorite parks. We didn’t get to spend a whole lot of time …

Red Cliffs

If you’re in St. George, and you’re looking for an easy, yet beautiful hike, check out Red Cliffs. I was recommended this hike by a coworker, and I fell in love! There was honestly nobody on this entire hike until we left. So if you want to do this and avoid the crowds, just be …

Night Lights

Day 116 The weeks are winding down as my move to Colorado is approaching. The need to see my friends and family has been enhanced as the time goes on. When I heard the Lantern Fest was this weekend, I saw an opportunity to spend time with both. If you’ve never been to the Lantern …

Tip-Toe Through the Tulips

Day 103 I don’t know how many posts I’ve started out this way, but I’m gonna just come out and say it: I’m a very anxious person. Everything causes me anxiety, especially decisions, small and large. Even if I make a decision, and it’s a good one or the right one, I spend a week …

Rocky Mouth Falls

Day 86 Lately, I’ve been fairly overwhelmed and stressed out. You know that feeling of excitement, but also dread, when you’re making huge life choices, and you’re terrified of effing things up? Yeah. That’s what I’m going through right now. It’s not so much that I’m worried about completely screwing up my life, I know …

Peace and Pelicans

Day 75 Something that commonly comes with PTSD is anxiety and depression. Sometimes the anxiety can be so overwhelming and the depression so crippling, that it’s almost impossible to leave the house. And when you don’t leave the house, you cut yourself off from the world and become more isolated than you’d want to be …

Butterfly Biosphere

Day 68 Have you ever had the chance to visit a butterfly sanctuary? If an opportunity ever arises, you should really, really go. I’ve been to three already…and I don’t even like butterflies! I’m weird, I know. I’m sure I’ve said it in one of my other posts about butterfly biospheres, but it’s really the …

Spiral Jetty

Utah has many amazing sites to see. One notable one, but some how not as well known, is the Spiral Jetty. The Spiral Jetty, located about 2 1/2 hrs north of Salt Lake City, is an earthwork created by Robert Smithson back in 1970. The art installation is made entirely of black basalt rock, mud, …