Canyonlands day hike: Lathrop Canyon trail

On the third day of our post-conference hiking extravaganza, we successfully avoided the crowds again with a long but uber-scenic hike of Lathrop Canyon in the Island in the Sky region of Canyonlands National Park!  Continue reading

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Canyonlands day hike: Horseshoe Canyon

Hey y’all!  After a conference in Snowbird, Utah at the end of May, Sofya, Matt, and I headed south into the desert for a few days of hiking in Arches and Canyonlands!  After a sunset hike of Delicate Arch the previous night, the next morning we set off for a remote area of Canyonlands called Horseshoe Canyon, trying to avoid the crazy Memorial Day crowds.   Continue reading

Hiking the Virginia Triple Crown

Just outside of Roanoke, VA there are three hikes dubbed the “Virginia Triple Crown”.  Why?  I don’t know.  But I hiked them and I’m going to give y’all an account of my experience!  (Why yes I have lived in Virginia for over a year and this is my first Virginia blog post…)  Continue reading