National Parks

5 Utah national parks in winter

Posted by on Oct 31, 2013 in National Parks, USA | 10 comments

5 Utah national parks in winter
On a cold and sunny day in late December I drove south from Salt Lake City to Moab, Utah, with my old friend Joe. It's one of those American things I'd dreamed of doing - cruising along in a big, old Yankie F100 ute with mountain bikes in the back and a dear friend at my side, feeling like
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3 girls and a (not) bear-proof tent

Posted by on Oct 8, 2013 in Camping, Canada, National Parks | 14 comments

3 girls and a (not) bear-proof tent

Beth (from Texas), Abbey (from Kentucky) and I set off to hike and camp for five days in Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada in the most glorious mid-September autumn weather. We set up camp at dusk by a beautiful tree-lined lake and read about bears by torchlight around the fire.
 

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