Great Basin National Park

Monday, October 9, 2017   I had a “first” today – we hiked up to 10,400 ft. elevation at Great Basin National Park to Stella Lake. We started out at 9,800 feet and went up another 600 ft. We could both feel it in our lungs, but we stopped often and drank plenty of water….

Salt Lake City, Utah

Friday, October 6, 2017 Got up and out early. Neither of us got a good night’s sleep because of new neighbors with a whiny whimpering child that went off every 2 hours, on alternate hours their little dog yapped. Yes, I’m grumpy today. The upside was that it was my brother’s 75th birthday and we…

Arches National Park

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 We arrived in Utah around 9:30 in the morning and almost immediately the landscape began to change. Once we turned right onto 191, the change was even more pronounced. My excitement for Arches National Park grew. The first stop was Wilson’s Arch, about 150 ft tall. This arch is not within…

Mesa Verde National Park

Monday, October 2, 2017 Driving to Mesa Verde we made a lot of photo stops. Most were mountain shots and some were Aspens. At one spot near the top of the San Juan Mountains, it was snowing, and as we drove on the snow continued to fall. We were at the lower portion of the…

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Sunday, October 1, 2017 We ate breakfast at IHOP on our way out of town. A nice treat. We arrived Crawford State Park around 1:30 and got a camping permit for Iron Creek campground. After selecting a site (there were several dozen to choose from) we realized we’d chosen badly in that the site was…