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bison roam freely at Caprock Canyons State Park

Caprock Canyons State Park

I peered over the edge of the canyon where shrubs and grasses dotted rust-colored folds of the crevasse. It was a foggy day and the other side of the canyon appeared to fade into nothingness. I turned to follow the trail that takes hikers along… Read More »Caprock Canyons State Park

Monument Valley Tribal Park

Monument Valley Tribal Park

Tsé Bii’ Nzdzisgaii is the Navajo name for Monument Valley and means “valley of the rocks.” This unique area of rock towers sits in the region of the Colorado Plateau on the border of Arizona and Utah. Spanning more than 91,000 acres, Monument Valley Tribal… Read More »Monument Valley Tribal Park

Zion National Park is a wonderful park with amazing scenery

Exploring Zion National Park

Zion National Park is the fourth most visited National Park, and that’s not by coincidence or convenience – it’s breathtaking in its beauty and fascinating terrain. High plateaus in southwest Utah are ruggedly cut with a maze of deep, narrow canyons. Towering 2,000-foot Navajo Sandstones… Read More »Exploring Zion National Park

How to use a compass

How to use a compass

We are great at telling people to not go into the wilderness without a map and compass, but if you don’t know how to use them it’s pointless. With the knowledge of how to read a map and how to use a compass, you can… Read More »How to use a compass

Gulf Islands National Seashore is a wonderful place for a beach trip without the hustle and bustle of beach towns and people

Gulf Islands National Seashore

Growing up in Arkansas I assumed everyone flocked to the Gulf of Mexico during the summer because it was the closest salt water beach to us. But after visiting Gulf Islands National Seashore, I soon realized Arkansans don’t go to the Gulf simply because it’s… Read More »Gulf Islands National Seashore