Mount Huangshan – Yellow Mountains

Mount Huangshan Skipping over a lot of the trip so far, because internet has been incredibly difficult to work with! This afternoon I returned back to Tunxi from Mount Huangshan (the Yellow Mountains) for two more nights before heading to Hong Kong, and I’m so sore I can’t walk anywhere so I’ve got some time for an update.  Mount Huangshan was absolutely beautiful, even in … Continue reading Mount Huangshan – Yellow Mountains

Grand Canyon & Bright Angel Trail

I can’t think of a more enjoyable and challenging way to spend my 29th Birthday then a trip to the Grand Canyon and a trek down into the Grand Canyon on Bright Angel Trail. With 12.2 miles covered and 3500 ft of elevation change, this hike took every last bit of energy and determination that I had to hike the last 6 miles BACK UP. That … Continue reading Grand Canyon & Bright Angel Trail

Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

Everyone has been talking about the “Super Bloom” going on in the desert right now with the rains California got this winter and fall, and so naturally… I had to go check it out 🙂 The crowds were absolutely insane, my photos were a bit hazy, but with a little imagination, I was able to imagine being Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz lying among … Continue reading Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

Natural Arches Trail- Valley of Fire Day 2

“It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it. ” – Amelia Barr (February 2017) There was absolutely nothing that was going to get in our way of having an amazing weekend in Vegas, although believe me when I say that Mother Nature did her very best to test my definition of “fun”. From car camping  to … Continue reading Natural Arches Trail- Valley of Fire Day 2

Red Rock Canyon Nat’l Conserv. Area

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is only about 30 minutes outside of Las Vegas and is a great side trip if you’re looking for a break from the bright lights, gambling, and smoke of Vegas and a little bit of nature and the outdoors. We visited during and after some pretty crazy rains which resulted in Flash Flooding and quite a few closures in … Continue reading Red Rock Canyon Nat’l Conserv. Area

Camping: Not in the Cards

Before I begin my explanation of what a surprisingly fun weekend we DID end up having… Please Watch the video that explains a lot about the proper way to somehow still make a horrible camping experience fun: This was on a Thursday after getting off of work and driving for 10 hours to a first-come-first-serve site at Red Rock National Conservation Area outside of Las … Continue reading Camping: Not in the Cards