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Kolob Canyons, Zion NP

Kolob Canyons, Zion NP

Visiting the Kolob Canyons and taking the scenic drive was a fantastic surprise for my entire family. We were driving to Zion National Park from Salt Lake City, UT and were looking for a place to take a little break from the high speeds of the 15 freeway and get out and stretch our legs. [...]

March 3, 2013 Kristopher Artz NP, VIDEO 0

Snowshoeing the Twin Lakes Trail, Sequoia NP

Snowshoeing the Twin Lakes Trail, Sequoia NP

If you love Winter weather, Sequoia is one of the  best places to visit. One of the greatest things about snowshoeing & winter camping is that you rarely have to worry about running into other people. I like to take advantage of this time to hike trails that might otherwise be pretty heavily traveled in [...]

February 4, 2013 Kristopher Artz HIKES, NP 0

Day Hikes in Yosemite Valley,NP

Day Hikes in Yosemite Valley,NP

If your planning a hiking trip to the Yosemite Valley in Yosemite NP here are some great highlight videos that the National Park Service has put together. They showcase and describe a few of the most popular hikes for different ability or exertion levels. They are a fantastic resource. Watch a 4½-minute video about easy [...]

January 21, 2013 Kristopher Artz HIKES, NP 0

Hiking Chain Lakes, Yosemite NP

Hiking Chain Lakes, Yosemite NP

Do you want to experience Yosemite in the summer without the crowds? Here is a beautiful, moderately strenuous 14 mile overnighter that will allow you to experience several glacial lakes at various stages of their life cycle. Chain Lakes is a series of three lakes located in the South Eastern region of Yosemite National Park near [...]

August 24, 2012 Kristopher Artz CAMPING, HIKES, NP 4

My 3 National Parks Wish List and Why

My 3 National Parks Wish List and Why

Anyone that enjoys hiking or camping is familiar with the National Parks and what a treasure they are.  According to the National Park Service website, “The National Park System comprises 397 areas covering more than 84 million acres.”  With so many Parks to visit and so many amazing things to see, there are bound to [...]

May 8, 2012 Kristopher Artz CAMPING, HIKES, NP 0

General Grant Tree Trail, Kings Canyon NP

General Grant Tree Trail, Kings Canyon NP

The General Grant Tree Trail is an easy 1/2 mile hike through a grove of giant Sequoias. I highly recommend paying the $1 for the self guided tour map and brochure. During the Summer and fall, you will have to fight the crowds, but if you go in the winter, it’s possible to experience these wonders of nature [...]

April 24, 2012 Kristopher Artz HIKES, HIKING WITH KIDS, NP 1

Hiking the Lakes Trail to Pear Lake, Sequoia NP

Hiking the Lakes Trail to Pear Lake, Sequoia NP

This 12 mile round trip hike has it all.  Mature growth pine forests, narrow switchbacks, approximately 2,200′ of elevation gain, picture perfect alpine lakes, and breathtakingly beautiful rocky and rugged mountain vistas. If  your planning to camp obtain your overnight permit at the Lodgepole Visitor Center.  The trail head of  this hike is not far [...]

April 18, 2012 Kristopher Artz CAMPING, HIKES, NP 6