Angels Landing

Hiking Angels Landing

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Angels Landing Angels Landing is one of the most well-known hikes in American and around the world! The unique formation, nearly 1500 feet tall, juts out to the middle of Zion Canyon.  Local legend states that the hike got its name after upon seeing the fin in 1916, Frederick Fisher exclaimed, “Only an angel could land on it!”  Ten years …

Eagle Crags Hike

Eagle Crags Hike

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Eagle CragsIf you look to the ridge south of Springdale/Zion Canyon, your eyes are drawn to the unique jagged, spiked towers of sandstone. I fear that some are so focused on making their way to Zion National Park that they don’t even notice this incredible ridge line. If you are looking for a less crowded hike, Eagle Crags might be …

Kanarraville Falls

Kanarraville Falls Hike

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Kanarraville Falls was for years one of Utah’s best kept secrets, according to locals. Over the past 15 years, this hike has exploded with interest and caused the town of Kanarraville quite a lot of trouble. You can read more about that here –  Kanarraville Falls: Best Kept Secret Becomes Nightmare. Since moving to Utah, we’ve learned time and time …

Zion National Park for the First Time

Visiting Zion National Park for the First Time

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Last week I wrote about the crowds and visitor responsibility at Zion.  If you missed that post, check it out here: Zion National Park- Crowds and Visitor Responsibility While visiting Zion National Park for the first time, I was pleased with the importance Zion places on preservation of the park through educating visitors to be responsible for themselves while enjoying the …

Fiery Furnace Moab

5 More Things To Do In Moab

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Moab is one of our very favorite places we’ve found since moving to Utah. It’s not too far from us at just a little over 3 hours drive and we visit for the abundance in iconic destinations as well as outdoor activities. It’s a great place for us to take visitors and we always find adventure in Moab. Last week …

avoiding snakes at the hot springs

Avoiding Snakes While Hiking

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Snakes are my worst fear…. Ok, snakes probably aren’t my WORST fear, but they rank right up there with things I won’t mention for fear that it will happen!  I’m knocking on wood for all the things that just came to mind. One of the top contenders for reasons why I don’t like to hike, backpack, canyoneer, etc. is snakes. …

Hiking for Beginners 5 takeaways and favorite hikes

Hiking for Beginners: Top 5 Takeaways and My Favorite Hikes

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Over the past few weeks I’ve been sharing information that I’ve learned about hiking for beginners.  I’m no expert, but I’ve learned so much since moving to Utah and subsequently have added hiking to my list of hobbies. Check out my previous posts for more basic information on hiking. Hiking for Beginners: Basic Trail Info Hiking for Beginners: Basic Clothing …

Hiking for Beginners Basic Gear

Hiking for Beginners: Basic Gear

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Check out my previous posts for more information on hiking for beginners. Hiking for Beginners: Basic Info Hiking for Beginners: Basic Clothing Our Very First Hike in Utah Our Very First Hike in Utah Having basic gear while hiking is essential for safety. You will need plenty of food and water, but there are other items to consider adding to …