Fairyland Hike at Bryce Canyon National Park

Fairyland Loop Hike

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We hiked the Figure 8 Combination  the day before and chose the Fairyland Loop next. The hike is 8 miles with a 1716 foot elevation gain. The park guide suggests it’s a 4-5 hour hike and rates it as strenuous. On this hike you will see the Chinese Wall, Tower Bridge and tall hoodoos. This trail is typically less crowded …

Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah

Figure 8 Combination Hike: Our First Hike in Bryce Canyon

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Bryce Canyon National Park is located in southwestern Utah and encompasses over 35,000 acres. It is actually not a canyon, but a giant group of natural amphitheaters. Geological features called hoodoos are what make this park so special. The hoodoos are odd-shaped pillars of rock formed by erosion. Hoodoos can be found on every continent, but Bryce Canyon has the …

Kodachrome Basin State Park

Panorama Trail at Kodachrome Basin State Park

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Our evening at Kodachrome was so impressive that Keith and I rushed back for more!  Read our previous post, Kodachrome Basin State Park, for more information. The views are beyond gorgeous and we felt like we found a real hidden gem.  Immediately we knew we wanted to explore more of this park.  Lexi was worn out from being with us the …

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2018-2019 Ski Pass Calculator

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Skiing is… well… EXPENSIVE!!! Yet skiing is totally worth it. However, even the most diehard skiers still want to be wise with the cash that they drop on their favorite sport. Anyone that knows me (Keith) knows that I love skiing and budgeting. Thus, it was only natural for me to create this Ski Pass Calculator which I am happy …

Kodachrome Basin State Park

Kodachrome Basin State Park

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Kodachrome Basin State Park is located 12 miles south of Highway 12 and 20 miles southeast of Bryce Canyon National Park. If you are visiting Bryce I highly recommend visiting this park and nearby Grosvenor Arch. Kodachrome features nearly 70 monolithic spires, ranging from 6 – 170 feet in height. From the park guide, “Kodachrome Basin is a spectacle of …

Scenic Byway 12 in Utah

Highway 12 and Biking Red Canyon

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It was Monday and Keith had a productive day of work. As soon as he was done, we took off. I packed dinner and our plan was to drive as far out on Highway 12 Scenic Byway as possible before dark. Highway 12 is known as the 2nd Most Beautiful Road in the World! Can you guess the 1st?  Known …

Ski Weekend in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Ski Weekend in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

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Our first trip to Jackson Hole was in 2006 and it was my (Lindsey) first time skiing in the west. Keith and I were completely blown away by this spectacular mountain. Every mountain since that trip has been compared to our time at Jackson Hole. We were thrilled that Jackson Hole was part of our Mountain Collective Pass and that …

Telluride, Colorado

Ski Weekend in Telluride, Colorado

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Telluride has been on Keith’s short list for a long time and we were thrilled to plan our visit. It’s only about a 5 hour drive from our home in Utah and Telluride Ski Resort is part of our Mountain Collective Ski Pass so this made for the perfect long weekend away. One of the biggest reasons we moved to Utah …

Budget Summary and RV Tour

Budget Summary and RV Tour

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Many of you know that Keith is a budget spreadsheet crazy person! Of course this new adventure of month long RV travel would be no different. We had estimated how much certain things would cost before the trip and kept impeccable notes throughout the trip. I’m pretty sure we know, down to the exact cent, how much was spent! This …