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Capital Reef Sunset Point

A Reef in the Desert

Another one of Utah’s “Mighty 5” parks is Capitol Reef, located in the center of the state, encompassing the former Mormon settlement of Fruita. As the name suggests, there was...
By Cat Sparks in News, Just for Fun, Personal, Travel

Bryce Canyon National Park

I’m ashamed to admit it, but I hadn’t heard of Bryce Canyon until a couple of years ago. It was one of the first locations we saved when planning our road trip though. The views from the...
By Cat Sparks in Just for Fun, Personal, Travel
Grand Canyon North Rim

The North Rim

Two hours of driving, with a 3,000 ft elevation gain and a 20 degree temperature drop, brought us from our campsite near Kanab to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. I think we were...
By Cat Sparks in News, Just for Fun, Personal, Travel
Joshua Tree National Park California

Desert and Oasis in California

Across the mountains we fled, from the scorching desert to cool, breezy weather in San Diego. On one side of the mountain range it was nearly 110ºF, and by the time we disembarked from our truck in...
By Cat Sparks in News, Just for Fun, Personal, Travel
white sands national monument new mexico

White Sands

White Sands National Monument is a place that needs to be experienced in real life–the sand is actually composed of tiny crystals, and it glitters in the sunlight! We also witnessed the most...
By Cat Sparks in News, Just for Fun, Personal, Travel
Marfa

Marfa Lights to Carlsbad Caverns

Marfa is a cool little town in the middle of nowhere West Texas. It’s become a hub for minimalism art, with several galleries and installations around town. It was an interesting juxtaposition,...
By Cat Sparks in News, Personal, Travel

Big Bend Pt. 2

A quick rundown of our 2 weeks in Big Bend: We hiked, met up with old friends, made new friends, hiked, soaked in hot springs inside a ruined spa alongside the Rio Grande, hiked, spotted lots of...
By Cat Sparks in News, Personal, Travel