Bridalveil Fall

Waterfalls can vary wildly from month to month, and even season to season. Yosemite National Park is home to a host of incredible waterfalls and Bridalveil Fall is part of this collection of wonders. I went to Yosemite National Park in June of 2015 to a waterfall that was the lightest of veils, then again[…]

Mallard Creek, Mallard Lake, and the Upper Geyser Basin (Old Faithful)

The Upper Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park contains the most famous hydrothermal feature in the park, Old Faithful. Surrounding this iconic geyser are a vast array of spring, pools, and geysers. I hiked up from Mallard Creek to nearby Mallard Lake, then dropped down to the basin and explored around, including a visit to[…]

Echo Canyon

Echo Canyon isn’t really an official destination, but I think it should be. The steep hike up into this amazing slot canyon in Zion National Park is a wonderful place to explore whether you intend on hiking all the way up to Observation Point or not. Be careful not to be on this trail if it[…]

East Rim Summits

Along the East Rim in Zion National Park runs a trail that goes to three summits that have incredible views down into the main Zion Canyon. While a large part of the trail spends time traversing the high desert, trips to the rim on Deertrap Mountain and Cable Mountain afford amazing views. Dropping down into[…]