I spend a lot of my free time rock climbing. And when I’m not climbing, I’m certainly thinking about it.
In late summer my hometown best friend moved from Kansas City to New Mexico with her boyfriend. Suddenly we lived within about eight hours of each other. And so the planning began. For our first meet-up we planned a trip to Arches and Canyonlands near the end of October. Continue reading
The first camping trip of 2018 took place in my beloved Canyonlands.
We got to our campsite very late at night during our October 2017 Capitol Reef trip. As always, we were thankful for free dispersed camping. The plan the next morning was to do a few of “The Wives.” Let’s just say that didn’t happen and all we really ended up doing was a small hike and playing around in one of the slots.
August 2017 included a landmark trip to Zion National Park. I don’t like Zion, but this trip was a good start at making me change my mind. It was my first wet canyon experience.
The beautiful Pine Creek Canyon was life changing.
One of Peter’s sisters and her family decided to do a post-4th of July trip to Teton and Yellowstone. Peter feels very strongly about Teton and we know how I feel about Yellowstone, so off we went to meet up with them.
As I prepare for my second trip to Yellowstone and my first trip to an out-of-state national park this year, I finally decided to come back to this post. Heading to a national park usually means a lot of driving, both to get there and once in the park itself, which of course means needing a lot of quality music.
Here are some of my favorites to listen to on the long drives to and around the parks. At the end you’ll find a Spotify playlist of all the specific songs mentioned.