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Sunset At Dead Horse Point State Park And Our Delightful Encounter With Kamran On Bike

While in Southern Utah, Bill’s bucket list included spending time taking pictures during sunset at Dead Horse Point State Park. As I mentioned yesterday, we spent a portion of the afternoon walking around the park scouting it out before returning to take pictures during sunset.   There’s A Biker Working Very Hard On our trip to Dead Horse […]

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Scouting Out Dead Horse Point State Park

Dead Horse Point State Park is a beautiful state park in Southern Utah just 32 miles from Moab. The park has spectacular views of the Colorado River winding its way below the mesa. The arid desert climate provides home to a wide variety of wildlife that have adapted to life with only about ten inches of […]

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Exploring Canyonlands National Park In Southern Utah

Our Return To Canyonlands National Park Designated as one of the Mighty Five in Southern Utah, Canyonlands is 337,598 acres of breathtaking canyons, buttes, mesas, and arches. Canyonlands National Park is divided into four districts: Island in the Sky, The Maze, The Needles, and The River (Colorado and Green). On our most recent visit we spent […]

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Our Return To Arches National Park It’s hard to find a desert more beautiful and majestic, than Arches National Park located on the Colorado Plateau in Southern Utah’s Moab. The park’s 76,679 acres has wide expanses of open red desert dotted with scrub brush and cacti which are occasionally interrupted with spectacular sandstone arches formed by millions of […]

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A Deer Valley Hike And Self-Guided Tour Of The Winter Olympics Training Facilities

Part of the Plan When planning our trip to Wyoming and Utah, we had specific items on our agenda; obviously running in the Grand Teton Half was top on my list, but hiking in the Grand Tetons, visiting some of the southern Utah national and state parks, and seeing our friends was also part of […]

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A Phelps Lake Hike And A Million Dollar Excuse For Going So Slowly

Convincing A Tired Girl To Go On A Phelps Lake Hike Just a few short hours after completing the Grand Teton Half Marathon my husband convinced me that in order to make the most out of our vacation, a Phelps Lake hike was in order, and there was no time like the present. I, on the […]

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Just A Little Teaser About A Vacation Filled With Hiking, Biking, And Photography

I don’t think the saying, I need to go back to work to rest after my vacation, has ever applied to me more than after the ten days Bill and I just spent in Wyoming, Idaho, and Utah. To say we were active would be an understatement, even though we spent a lot of time […]

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Hiking Cascade Falls – As I mentioned last week in my recap of Bill’s and my trail run at Pandapas Pond, while in Blacksburg for the Thursday night Virginia Tech football game Bill and I took advantage of the gorgeous weather and changing leaves and headed out to Jefferson National Forest for a hike/run to Cascade […]

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Rattlesnakes, Stinging Nettle, Or Rushing Water

Once a year, my mom’s siblings and families gather along the North Fork of the Holston River for a two-day family reunion, and that two-day reunion happened to be this past weekend.  There’s something for everyone with a dammed up pool for swimming and relaxing on rafts, baby rapids on which the the little kids […]

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McAfee Knob Trail Run – Hope You Like Pictures!

With the trail running bug luring Bill and me back to the mountains, we took advantage of being in Southwestern Virginia last Friday, and ran to the top of McAfee Knob.  Well, make that – we ran, with a few hiking breaks! We were pleasantly surprised that the leaves weren’t too far from peak, and […]

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Hiking To Cascades Falls

On Saturday morning Bill and I slept in a little bit compared to when we usually get up to run.  We skipped our run and drove to Giles County, which is not too far from Virginia Tech, and set out for a hike.  Neither of us had been to Cascades Falls since our college days.  […]

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An Ice Cold Hike on a Hot July Day

On Friday I drove across the beautiful commonwealth of Virginia for a family reunion with my mom’s family.  We get together every year on my uncle’s gorgeous piece of property along the North Fork of the Holston River.  It provides the perfect setting for us to catch up and reminisce! The river has been dammed […]

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