This hike into the high Sierras of Sequoia National Park makes for a spectacular day of beautiful trails, mountain vistas, and alpine lakes.
Category: National Parks
Our first hike in Kings Canyon/Sequoia was to Big Baldy, a beautiful and fairly moderate 4.6 mile hike to an open viewpoint in Kings Canyon.
Hiking El Capitan, the largest single granite rock on earth, was one of the biggest highlights of our trip to Yosemite National Park. This 16 mile route took us past Yosemite Falls and through some beautiful forested Yosemite backcountry.
This short and relatively easy 2.2 mile hike in Yosemite is extremely rewarding and boasts sweeping views of Yosemite Valley, El Capitan, and Half Dome.
This hike offered one of the best views of our Yosemite trip from a small section of the John Muir Trail looking back at Nevada Falls.
To get out west, we drove from Boston through St. Louis and Kansas City to reach Denver with stops at the Gateway Arch, Joe’s KC BBQ, and yoga at Red Rocks Amphitheater.
24 hours in Mesa Verde National Park — hiking, visiting cliff dwellings, admiring petroglyphs, and learning about Ancestral Puebloans.
At a breakneck pace, we drove from Massachusetts to Nevada and back again in about 3 weeks — stopping at 8 National Parks and other landmarks and parks along the way.
We spent a fun and relaxing 24 hours hiking, camping, and sand sledding at Great Sand Dunes National Park. Surrounded by groups of friends, families, solo travelers, and couples, this park offers something for every traveller.
Our Rim to River backpacking overnight in the Grand Canyon. 140 °F in the sun, hiking at 3am under the Milky Way, almost a mile of vertical ascent, and one of the most memorable trips of our lives.