Yosemite National Park

I briefly visited Yosemite on the way to San Francisco. It was incredible and I absolutely have to plan a second visit for when I have more time to stop and explore. There are two main entrances to the park, I came from the eastern side on 140 through Mariposa.…

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Death Valley

The lowest point in North America and the final destination of hydrologic drainage for 184,427 square miles of the Great Basin, the largest endorheic watershed in North America. I try to make a trip here at least every year. It's one of those places where you can go and…

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Glacier National Park

In my opinion the most incredible location in the United States period. It's almost other worldly. The number of visitors is much lower than somewhere like Yellowstone and you can get lost in the sound of the wind through the mountains with no one else around. This is a view…

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park has some fantastic hikes. Angel's Landing is especally majestic and is really not oversold by the official park hikes guide which describes it with the following casual warning. "Long drop-offs. Not for young children or anyone fearful of heights. Last section is a route along a steep,…

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