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Bryce Canyon National Park deserves the world and more

Bryce, Bryce, Bryce. You SLY dog. When people think about Utah national parks - Arches.. Zion... those are the big ones that come to mind. But... BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK IS THERE WAITING FOR THOSE WHO DARE. Ok maybe a bit dramatic. Bryce Canyon is less than an hour and half from Zion, and it's… Continue reading Bryce Canyon National Park deserves the world and more

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TTJ: Channel Islands National Park

Welcome to my Teeny Travel Journal! My TTJ! I decided there are places around the world that I’ve visited and want to highlight, without any fluff. Just some snapshots of the city, park, town, region, whatever… without many words to clutter up the post. So it’s a travel journal… but a small one. Plus I… Continue reading TTJ: Channel Islands National Park

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Capitol Reef National Park: a secluded gem

I was anxious about going to Capitol Reef. It was a bit risky: Arches and Canyonlands are around the corner from each other, while Capitol Reef is getting pretty deep into Utah. So after the first two, we didn't really know what this third park was going to give us after a 3 hour drive… Continue reading Capitol Reef National Park: a secluded gem

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Canyonlands? more like canyon FANS

Because we are fans of the canyons... get it? We had less than 24 hours in Canyonlands National Park, it was spooky and eerie, and the weather (and the visitor center) was not cooperating. Still, I had a blast. There are 4 big districts of Canyonlands - Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze, and… Continue reading Canyonlands? more like canyon FANS

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A mouthful of a national park: BCGNP

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. That’s probably the wordiest of national parks. Black Canyon of the Gunnison is also given the award of having the 13th fewest visitors each year. Only 183,045 visited in 2014, vs. 10,099,276 to the most visited (Great Smoky Mountains). You’d think that would make the park remarkably less… Continue reading A mouthful of a national park: BCGNP