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Meg Nielson
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Exploring Cedar Mesa
After Monument Valley, there were a few sites that we wanted to see. The Southeast corner of Utah is very spread out, so getting from one site to the next is anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. Our first stop was Goosenecks State Park. This state park remi...
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Monument Valley
One place that I have dying to go is Monument Valley. We decided a couple months ago that we would finally head to the Southeast corner of Utah for fall break. Our plans weren't quite definite and it seemed like things kept coming up. The week of our planne...
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Backpacking the High Uintas
In July, we backpacked in Big Cottonwood Canyon to Lake Blanche. This trail was steep and very challenging. After this trip, I wasn't really sold on the whole backpacking thing. Blake told me that backpacking in the High Uintas doesn't have much elevation g...
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Pine Creek Canyoneering
When we decided that we would be going to Zion for Labor Day, Blake reserved six permits for us to canyoneer Pine Creek. We spent one night a week for the past three months learning and practicing to rappel. Blake was such a great teacher; he always made me...
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Labor Day in Zion
This weekend we headed down to Zion National Park with Blake's family. We have had this trip planned for a few months. Blake and I have been to Zion quite a few times together so we really wanted to try some new hikes and a little canyoneering. One of our f...
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The Wave
Back in March I thought I would try my hand at the lottery system for The Wave . We talked to someone who had been putting in for years with no luck. I didn't think we had any chance at drawing out so I just wanted to see how the system worked. Somehow we g...
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Cathedral Valley
Blake and I have been talking about going to Cathedral Valley for a few months. It is located on the remote north end of Capitol Reef. This park has been one of our favorites because while we were dating we took several day trips down and did a lot of explo...
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July
A couple weekends ago, Blake and I tried our hand at backpacking. I had really been wanting to hike Lake Blanche so we chose this for our backpacking trip. We haven't been able to do much hiking the past couple months because Blake was taking summer classes...
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Las Vegas Exploring
We celebrated our first anniversary a few weekends ago in Las Vegas. It was such a fun weekend spending some quality time just the two of us. We ate some good food, relaxed by the pool, and did a little exploring. Initially we had planned on spending some t...
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