Throw Back Thursday – Pack Rat Falls

A great waterfall area to explore after a good spring rain is Pack Rat Falls.  It’s accessible from the back of the Haw Creek Falls Campground, Campsite #5. A stunning trek upstream…. ….will take visitors through a beautiful series of cascades! The rocks can be slippery and wet on this trail…. …so definitely proceed with caution! In less … More Throw Back Thursday – Pack Rat Falls

Say Something Nice

My Grandpa Sixto had a saying, and, though he passed away many years ago, this wisdom pervades and has been repeated many times in my household. It don’t cost nothing to be nice. A simple rule, sometimes difficult to practice, but what a difference it makes!  I’ve found that, when interacting with others, if I … More Say Something Nice

An Afterthought

Lately, when planning trips, our thinking has gone something like this… “I want to go to ______________!” “Well, while we are at it, we should drive over to __________________.  It’s only 4 hours away!  And maybe we can circle back and hit ________________ and _____________ as well!” “Great idea!  Let’s do it!” This is exactly … More An Afterthought

Broken Arch Trail

An added bonus at the Sand Dune Arch is the Broken Arch Loop Trail, a 1.8 easy, flat trek through a beautiful meadow to this formation that looks pretty intact, although park officials claim that it is in a state of erosion, which is true for all arches!  That’s a fascinating thought; this national park … More Broken Arch Trail

Sand Dune Arch

The trail and the area surrounding the Sand Dune Arch has got to be one of the most enjoyable places to visit in Arches National Park.  At less than one mile round trip, this easy trek takes hikers into a slot canyon…. through which some fantastic rock formations are stoically planted! A sandy beach-type terrain … More Sand Dune Arch