Tag: national park

Bow Lake Sunset

Canadian Rockies

Canadian Rockies – Jasper & Banff We took July off to prepare for our move up to Bozeman. During this time, we set off on an adventure North – starting with Jasper National Park, followed by Banff National Park, and then a slow drive through National Forests in Montana, Idaho and Colorado. Chris’ parents and his sister, Kim, and her… Read more →

Canyonlands – Needles District

Canyonlands Needles District With a lot of life stressors coming our way (moving, new jobs, a baby on the way), we looked forward to a quick weekend backpacking trip to Canyonlands Needles District.  With its remoteness, there is no better place for a disconnect than the Needles. This May, we flew Katie’s Dad out for his 60th birthday and took… Read more →

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Great Sand Dunes National Park

Great Sand Dunes National Park We are exceedingly lucky to have one of the most interesting and beautiful natural wonders in our “back-yard.” Usually in early May we have cabin fever and are ready to start hiking and camping. Given that the high mountains haven’t thawed, this makes the perfect time of year to visit the Sand Dunes. At ~8,000… Read more →

Nahuel Huapi Traverse

Nahuel Huapi Traverse After a week of relaxation with my parents, we headed off for our next trekking adventure. This 4-5 day trek covers nearly 40 KM of various ridgelines in Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. Read more →

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Torres del Paine – Part II

 Torres del Paine – Part II Knowing well in advance that the W circuit would be the Disneyland of Trekking with hordes of people; we also wanted to see Torres del Paine on a more intimate level. We planned a few other activities including kayaking, horseback riding, and car camping. Kayak en Patagonia After a night of doing laundry and… Read more →