One day, hiking in the Utah wilderness I found myself in a bit of a sticky situation (The Day the Desert Tried to Kill Me). Luckily, I had basic essentials like food, water, and sun protection. There were some items, looking back, that would have come in handy. It can happen. A traveler can only have luck for so long until something goes wrong.
My fellow adventurers and I had packed up our belongings in Zion and headed to Bryce. It took about two hours of straight road, nothing complicated – after trying to find a spot in Zion, we wanted to be super early with the hope of not fighting for a site.
Today I am going to talk about a magical, lonely place somewhere between Page, AZ and Kanab, UT. As you approach the pull off there is a parking area and a sign highlighting the Grand Escalante Staircase (National Monument).
V-Bar-V Ranch south of Sedona, AZ hosts one of the largest, most prolific example of Beaver Creek Rock Art. The site consists of over one thousand images spread over thirteen rock panels.
Kate Swavely the Travel Scout visits Petrified Forest National Park in Holbrook, AZ. Home of the brilliant rainbow tree fossils.
Kolob Terrace road cuts behind Zion National Park. As you drive through the winding roads and grassy plateaus you gain about three thousand feet in fifteen minutes. At the bottom the temperature is in the 80's - hot - as you are in a desert. I finally had to stop just before the summit because my Ford... Continue Reading →
This previous weekend I found myself back home in Pennsylvania. Live history at the Gettysburg National Battlefield! Check out my pictures and tips!
I apologize for the recent lack of attention given to my blog. As fall approaches the WordPress gods reminded me of my year anniversary, hosting a website. I had an intense summer. No fun mind you - twenty credit course load is not anyone's definition of fun. Travel Scout is down but not out, for the moment.... Continue Reading →