Sometimes I try to avoid the over-populated touristy spots- the locations you see plastered all over Instagram, thousands of similar pictures showing the same (admittedly awesome) waterfall or mountain or sandstone arch.
Other times, I give in and decide to visit those places myself- and typically, they don’t disappoint. I’ve decided some destinations are popular for good reason– because they’re really flipping cool to see in person! Continue reading
Some of the hikes I go on are preceded by careful research: determining what the trail is like, when the best season to visit is, information on the surrounding area, and all the other tiny details that make up a really OCD but typically rewarding plan.
Other hikes go something like… see a picture or hear about a location. Instantly interested. Casually looking on maps to see how far away it is from my home base… and then my next day off, game on!
The second description is basically what happened when I saw a picture of a simple but striking waterfall, spilling down beside a rather questionable looking ladder, vibrant orange canyon walls dramatically framing the scene.
SOLD. Keep reading..
Havasu Falls is one of those places that you see and can’t believe it exists here in the United States, let alone at the very bottom of the Grand Canyon (Supai, Arizona). Not an easy spot to visit due to its remote location and required planning, this jewel is well worth the extra effort. Keep in mind, the following details Keep reading…
Have you ever scrolled past a picture of a place so beautifully captivating that you find yourself stopping to stare at the image on your screen, wishfully thinking “man, I wish I could go there”?