Yellowstone NP: Grand Canyon North Rim

Sunrise is a great time to visit the North Rim of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone! In the 2 hours that I was hiking, driving, scenic viewing the North Rim, I saw maybe 20 people. It was awesome! The sunrise lit up the canyon walls beautifully. Definitely one of my favorite sunrises of all time.…

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Anderson Falls Preserve

Anderson Falls is a state nature preserve east of Columbus, Indiana. It was originally part of the Nature Conservancy, but management was handed over to Bartholomew County Parks Department in 1979. It features a pretty waterfall and short hiking trails that are not well marked and overgrown in places. It is possible to walk a…

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Turkey Run State Park

We had unseasonably warm weather in February 2017 when Jess came to visit for the weekend, while I was dog-sitting for my Pap. As you’ve probably realized if you’ve read any of my other posts, Jess and I always go on some sort of adventure when we are together, whether it be a road-trip, National…

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Taughannock Falls State Park

When Jess and I went to visit her sister in New York, the three of us decided we wanted to explore the Finger Lakes Region. First stop of course was Watkins Glen State Park. From there we stopped in the town of Watkins Glen and sought advice from the Visitor Center on where to wander…

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Cuyahoga Valley National Park

I was surprised to learn that there is a National Park in Ohio (apparently Ohio is actually really awesome place to go hiking, I just never knew it till this year). Jess and I planned a road-trip to visit her sister in New York and Cuyahoga Valley National Park was on the way (the interstate…

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Cuyahoga Valley NP: Blue Hen Falls

Blue Hen Falls is a very pretty waterfall at Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Like Brandywine and Bridal Veil Falls it is pretty easy to get to from the trail-head parking lot. It is just a short half mile jaunt to the falls. The Blue Hen Falls parking lot is located off of Boston Mills Road,…

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Cuyahoga Valley NP: Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls is my favorite hike to a waterfall in the National Park. It is very beautiful. The autumn afternoon sun made the leaves on the trees appear as if they were glowing and the sound of the waterfall lulled me into a peaceful mindset. It was the perfect note to end on, on…

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Cuyahoga Valley NP: Brandywine Falls

Brandywine Falls is the most popular waterfall and one of the top things to see at Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It is 60 feet tall. A heavy rainfall can turn this normally tranquil waterfall into a raging torrent of water. When Jess and I visited the park in April 2017, Brandywine Falls was our first…

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Starved Rock State Park

Starved Rock State Park was voted the #1 attraction in the state of Illinois and you can definitely tell why once you’ve been there. I love how all of the hiking trails in the park are connected to each other so you can pick a starting point and hike as much or as little as…

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