“Babe, I don’t see any more foot prints. And look! The path ahead is covered in debris!” I continued up the trail enthusiastically.
I grew up fortunate. No, I wasn't the richest kid, and I was never sporting the newest pair of Nikes. I was never the most liked or funniest kid in the class, but I was still fortunate.
I have always dreamed bigger than my legs could carry me. Growing up, I dreamed of climbing the toughest and gnarliest mountains.
When I found out I was having a summer baby, my first thought was, "THANK GOD! I won't be cooped up!" Only I was.
Ever since I've gone up to Seattle, I've gotten this incessant need to go outside and just explore and bask in the glory of the outdoors.
When I was a week old, my parents took me on my first outdoor adventure.
Christmas is right around the corner and most of us are wrapping up our holiday shopping and hoping we found the perfect gift; that article of clothing, maybe some new gear, new shoes, gift cards, th.
Around this time every year we all begin to experience that familiar anxiety.
A few photographers were in Jackson Hole last year and wanted to visit Grand Teton National Park in the snowy conditions.
While this road trip started in California and looped through parts of Nevada, it was really all about visiting Utah and Arizona.
Do me a favor. Close your eyes...are they closed? Imagine the most picturesque place you've ever seen or place you have always wanted to see in the United States.
Ever wanted to go out and cut down your very own Christmas Tree the old fashioned way? Well you can! In most national forests you can get a valid permit from local ranger stations allowing you to go .
The temptation to open with a John Muir quote is very strong. I'll resist.
My husband and I met in Yosemite. He was way into rock climbing and working as a wilderness guide in the Sierras when we met. I had just moved back to California after a year as a ski bum in Colorado.
With that in mind, I have always thought of Thanksgiving as a time to worry less about eating and also spend time outside. Thanksgiving should be a time spent with family rather than shopping.
It's no secret that Utah is full of ways to enjoy the outdoors.
Many of us venture into the outdoors to get away from everyday stress, to find some solitude, to bask in the quietness of just you and that gorgeous mountain you're staring at.
Thanksgiving is a time of gluttony, football, family arguments and naps. If you're good with this, keep on truckin'. If you're tired of feeling like a bloated zombie, maybe it's time for a change.
Before moving to the Salt Lake area, I had only ever driven by The Great Salt Lake on my way to California. I really didn't know anything about it, and never bothered to explore it.
As a 27-year-old, former business development manager turned Wilderness Ranger, I’ve seen changes.
Amicalola, which is Cherokee for “tumbling waters,” boasts seven cascades at Amicalola Falls State Park. At 729 feet, it is the tallest waterfall in the South.
The purpose of this article is less aimed at sharing a personal tale and is rather designed to provide a quick glimpse into each National Park contained within the Lower 48 states.