Life in a nutshell, 'cos it's better if you're nuts!
Capitol Reef was about the most lonely place we visited. It is a very long, thin area of land which follows a geological feature called the Waterpocket Fold.
You can’t really get a feel for Bryce Amphitheatre if you stay on the rim, so we decided that one or two of the loop trails below the rim were necessary.
A day in Zion National Park looked like it was going to be fairly strenuous and action packed, so what better way to start off than with a substantial breakfast.
Hoover Dam was just a couple of miles away. The new visitor centre cost more dollars than the original dam, apparently. That’s inflation for you.
We had it in our minds that we’d stay in Las Vegas. We hadn’t booked anywhere to stay, and hadn’t tried to book anywhere, so it was going to be an adventure.
Nothing prepares you for the heat of Death Valley National Park in August. You could use a few old clichés to try to paint the picture, but basically, it’s hot.
Time to cross the divide and get down onto the other side of the Sierra Nevada, a trip which is very difficult in the winter.
After a number of days of relative inactivity by our standards, the first excursion of the morning just had to include some walking. Up the side of a mountain.