National Parks

Santa Elena Canyon Best Day Hike Big Bend

Best Short Hikes Big Bend National Park

I want to tell you about the best short hikes Big Bend has to offer, because the hiking there is simply amazing. And since we went in the middle of the summer when temperatures were soaring,…

Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park in Pictures

The diversity of Petrified Forest National Park is so broad, it is hard to describe. A fascinating combination of anthropology, geology, and modern history, the variation found in the park is captivating. From the gorgeous segments…

Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park

While organizing past pictures in my computer, I realized that I never posted about some of the National Parks we visited during our Southwest summer road trip, so I am now playing catch up! Due to…

How to Get a Yosemite Wilderness Permit

How to Get a Yosemite Wilderness Permit

Even though it is months away, I have been BUSY planning our upcoming summer road trip. And that’s because every single National Park has a unique system for awarding backpacking and wilderness permits, with different dates…