We’re back!! The long, cold winter here in Utah finally looks like it is coming to an end. Spring is in the air and we are getting back into our weeekend adventures hitting all of our favorite spots. Our first real camping trip of the year was down to Canyonlands. It felt so good to be back outside soaking up the sun and hitting trails like Aztec Butte and Murpheys Trail in the Island in the Sky District. What we love about Canyonlands is how vast and massive this National Park is. It is so spread out and there is so much to do and see that we try to go somewhere different each time we visit. If you are planning to go to this area and only have a few days we would suggest to concentrate on a single area at a time and see everything you can. There are layers upon layers and endless canyons to explore.

At the beginning of winter we were so concerned that the weather would stop us from getting outside and seeing our favorite places, but despite the snowy weather we still made sure we got several trips in to Canyonlands, Arches, and the SanRafael Swell.  Even though the weather didn’t always cooperate and one time we had to wait out a huge rainstorm under a cliff and then hike out soaking wet, it was definitely worth it to get out and make some lasting memories and walk away with funny stories when things didn’t go as planned.  With all our many trips one thing we have learned is that you can’t make a detailed plan or depend on pperfect weather, you just have to adapt and get out and go.

Now that winter is behind us and summer is almost here we are so excited to discover as many new places as we can. Does anyone have any cool ideas of places we need to see?