Grand Canyon Pt. 2
09 Nov 2021
Bright Angel Trail
On our third day, following the plan, we decided to take up a longer day hike down into the canyon. The Bright Angel trail seemed like a great choice: it was open, not crowded, seemed doable and was also quite scenic.
We woke up at 7am and…
Kaibab National Forest & Grand Canyon Pt. 1
06 Nov 2021
Grand Canyon view from the South rim
The closest route to Grand Canyon was Desert View Drive, a right turn from Highway 89 going South. However, that road was closed because of the fire, so we had to go all the way to Flagstaff and then back up North to…
Bryce Canyon & Zion National Parks, Dixie National Forest
20 Aug 2021
Bryce Canyon panorama
Bryce has been recommended to visit by several good friends, so it was high on our must-see list. The place surpassed all expectations – a canyon with the highest concentration of vertical rock formations (hoodoos) on Earth absolutely defies imagination.
After setting up our dispersed camp in…
Monument Valley, Mexican Hat & Page
19 Aug 2021
With a major sense of reluctance and frequently turning back to look over the shoulder to quickly disappearing Canyonlands, we headed South towards the big and mighty Grand Canyon.
The town of Mexican Hat appeared in the itinerary and we absolutely needed to check it out.
Moab & Canyonlands National Park
18 Aug 2021
Sunset at Canyonlands as seen from the Island in the Sky
Moab became our rest haven after hikes in midday summer heat. A local paradise bore the name of the Mill Creek trail. It was a short hike into the tiny canyon with a hidden waterfall and a swimming…
Arches National Park
16 Aug 2021
Panoramic view of the trail going towards Broken Arch
Rolling into Arches I didn’t know what to expect. On purpose, I didn’t look at any photos before getting there. Surprise me. The only exception was what Sergey told us about the Delicate Arch: the symbol of the state on Utah…
Flaming Gorge, Red Canyon & Salt Lake City
11 Aug 2021
We continued heading South and it was time for a snack. What could be better than going to a restaurant after 3 months of lockdown and a couple weeks on the road? Wyoming was not as strict about COVID, so we took our chances and headed to the Den.
Grand Teton National Park Pt. 2 & Jackson Hole
08 Feb 2021
Jenny Lake panoramic view
A more serious hike was our second day endeavor. We picked Cascade Canyon trail, which is a 13.6-mile long hike that starts at South Jenny Lake Junction. There you have an option either to take a trail around Jenny Lake, or a boat across it, effectively…
Shadow Mountain & Grand Teton National Park Pt. 1
31 Jan 2021
Teton range and the sagebrush plain
We left Yellowstone longing for a sense of freedom. What we saw next did not disappoint. As we rolled into Grand Teton National Park, a perfect range of snow-covered peaks piercing the crystal blue sky appeared before us. Someone said describing them: “This is…
Yellowstone National Park, Pt. 2 & Shoshone National Forest
22 Jan 2021
Panoramic view of Excelsior geyser in Yellowstone
As you drive around Yellowstone, there is a good chance to see a great variety of wildlife directly from your window.
Two Harlequin ducks in the middle of Yellowstone river rapids
Elk resting by the tree
Elk scaling thermal hills
We were fortunate…