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Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park

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T-Dubing to the Canyonlands National Park

Today was a ride to familiar locations, Shaffer Trail and the sights of Canyonland National Park.  These locations are west of Moab along Utah 313, a nicely paved road with some curvy sections to keep motorcycle riders entertained. Today's sunrise was "OK" For the record, it's almost 12 miles to the Archview RV Campground which is located at the junction of 191 and 313.  From there it's about 24 miles more to Shaffer's Trail so not a long ride.  I would end up filling up Yagi's small tank both...
Tags: Utah, Motorcycles, Moab, Sunrise, Sunset, Shaffer, Canyonlands National Park, Yagi, White Rim Road, RV Trips, Potash Road, Yagi Rides, Shaffer Trail, Musselman Arch, Merrimac OHV Loop

T-Dubing and Glamping in Moab, Days 1 & 2

Sunday, May 12Drove Umarange, the URRV, towing Yagi, the 2006 Yamaha TW200 (T-Dub) 6 hrs to The Utah border, 7 to Willow Springs shortly after 1700 with 1006 departure.  The thought was to use the same spot as the last time I was here but after I wasted two hours trying to find a free spot that had good signal, had ot give it up.I drove 10 miles back north to North Klondike Bluff and found a site with great signal since right across the highway from cell tower.  Had the site all to my...
Tags: Utah, Motorcycles, Moab, Glamping, BLM, Sunset, Yamaha, Ural, Willow Springs, PSI, Canyonlands National Park, Yagi, Merrimac, RV Trips, URRV, Courthouse Rock

Week 20: More Exciting Adventures in Moab, Utah

No matter how many days I spend outside exploring, Mother Earth still surprises me and offers me moments of awe. A life without awe is bleak and empty. He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. Albert Einstein It’s with awe that we can fill up our souls with joy, wonder, love and curiosity. It’s our connection to life. Corona Arch, Moab, Utah When I’m traveling and constantly finding reasons to feel awe, I feel as if I am completely a...
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Week 19: Valley of the Gods and Moab, Utah

Life can slip on past you real fast. You can get so caught up in present moment challenges and the future goals that you forget where you have come from. You fail to see all you have achieved because you’re so focused on what is left to come. Hustle replaces humility. Fisher Towers Hike, Moab, Utah I love how travel humbles me. I sit under a starry sky and I can’t help but feel small. I’m no more or less important than the stars. I am but a tiny speck, and yet that speck is part of something...
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'His dream was to become a park ranger': Iowa student found dead at national park in Utah

A 33-year-old University of Iowa student was found dead Friday after a days-long search of Canyonlands National Park in Utah.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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Iowa student found deed at Canyonlands National Park in Utah

CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a 33-year-old University of Iowa graduate student found dead at Canyonlands National Park in southern Utah apparently fell 500 feet (152.4 meters) from an overlook. The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office said Jonathan Hogue’s body was found Friday at the base over the Green River Overlook following […]
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Iowa student found dead at Canyonlands National Park in Utah

CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK, Utah — Authorities say a 33-year-old University of Iowa graduate student found dead at Canyonlands National Park in southern Utah apparently fell 500 feet from an overlook. The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office said Jonathan Hogue’s body was found Friday at the base over the Green River Overlook following a search that […]
Tags: Utah, News, Nation, Iowa, University of Iowa, Canyonlands National Park, Green River Overlook, Canyonlands National Park Utah, San Juan County Sheriff s Office, Jonathan Hogue

Movie stunts you can do in real life

From rocking an Indiana Jones costume as a kid to ordering a martini shaken, not stirred, we’ve all fantasized about being our favorite action stars. The dream usually only lasts a moment, though, considering the physical feats these protagonists pull off. But there’s hope for wannabe movie heroes yet. Many of the most iconic action sequences ever filmed were shot in equally unforgettable destinations around the world, some of which actually offer visitors the chance to recreate their favorit...
Tags: Travel, Utah, Australia, Adventure, La, Indiana, Ireland, Island, Harrison Ford, Tom Cruise, Peter Jackson, Indiana Jones, Bahamas, Bond, Tolkien, Namibia

15 epic US state parks

People are usually drawn to national parks for their size and splendor or the breadth of activities they offer. This can lead to crowding, traffic, and backlogs at the most popular attractions within those parks. But many state parks in the US offer just as much, if not more, than dedicated national parks — often with fewer people and for less money. Don’t miss out on amazing hiking opportunities at these fifteen state parks just because they’re not classified as national parks. 1. Fall Cre...
Tags: Travel, Utah, New York, Texas, Mississippi, California, Mexico, Oregon, US, America, Los Angeles, Nature, Canada, Maine, Alaska, Tennessee

Weekend escapes for female adventure

While female-only outdoor adventure companies (Wild Women Expeditions, Adventure Women, etc.) have been around for decades, this type of service is becoming a more popular option for women who are looking to connect with others interested in adventure-centric travel. And as the demand for such excursions continues to grow, there is an increasing number of companies who offer this type of experience. From camping with friends to joining an organized group, we’ve found some incredible options fo...
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Epic photos of US National Parks

Whenever I’m off the clock, the first thing I do is hit the road in my Jeep and drive throughout the jaw-dropping landscapes of the western United States. I’ve been lucky enough to spend a lot of time in some of our gorgeous national parks, and from classic roadside spots to fleeting moments with wildlife and dramatic weather, there is always magic to be found. Here are some of my favorite images taken in US National Parks out west — and the full scoop on how I captured them. ...
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12 short US road trip routes

12 short road trip routes that take in the best of America Prototype shown with options. T here’s a beauty in road tripping the States that you won’t find anywhere else. The highways spill out in front you, tumbling from coast to coast. Back roads twist and turn from one mountain range to another, across state lines as valleys turn to plains turn to sea. Countless miles are outside your doorstep, and all you need are the right four wheels to take you there. And sure, you can ...
Tags: Travel, Utah, Florida, Usa, Minnesota, Mississippi, Colorado, California, Virginia, Massachusetts, US, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Canada, National Parks

Intimate Astro Time-lapse Workshops in Arches & Canyonlands National Park Announced for 2018

4-Night “Dark-Sky” Astro Time-lapse Workshops Announced in Moab, Utah Intimate Astro Time-lapse Workshops in Arches & Canyonlands National Park Use “PLANET5D” Promo Code to Save $100 Off Registration Moab, Utah – November, 2017 — announces that early registration is now open for their 4-Night Dark-Sky Astro Time-lapse Workshops in Moab, Utah. Timelapse Moab is one of the only workshops in the U.S. that focuses on teaching advanced time lapse photography & motion control ...
Tags: Photography, Timelapse, Moab, Ron, Moab Utah, Canyonlands National Park, Ron Risman, Timelapse Moab, Timelapse Photography, Timelapse Workshop, advanced Timelapse Photography Workshops, Dark-sky, dark-sky Timelapse Photography Workshops, Timelapse Moab 2018, Timelapse moab workshop, Timelapse Photography Workshop

Canyonlands National Park

We've stayed another day in Moab as our base for visiting nearby Canyonlands National Park and Deadhorse Point State Park. We started the morning off with Deadhorse which is on a mesa. The story about the name is that the Indians would herd wild horses on
Tags: Travel, Moab, Canyonlands National Park, Deadhorse, Deadhorse Point State Park

Southeast Utah views

THE EPIC VIEWS in Southeastern Utah cannot be adequately portrayed with photos. You have to see and explore these locations for yourself, hike the unique landscape of the area’s national parks and monuments, and learn about the various Native American tribes by visiting the ancient ruins and rock art. Once you experience SE Utah this way, it may be hard to leave. 1. Delicate Arch, Arches National Park Delicate Arch may be the most recognizable arch in the world. It has become an icon for the...
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Images of Canyonlands NP

Canyonlands National Park consists of 4 sections: The Island in the Sky, The Maze, The Needles, and the rivers. Accounting for around 77% of visitors, the Island in the Sky rises a thousand feet above the surrounding landscape, and offers hiking trails, easily accessible viewpoints, and soaring canyon walls. Canyonlands National Park is a place to feel insignificant in the powerful presence of mighty Mother Earth. 1 The entry to Canyonlands National Park is...
Tags: Travel, Utah, America, Nature, National Parks, Moab, Island, Salt Lake City, Photo Essay, Claire, Jimmy, Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, Canyonlands, National Park Rangers, Canyonlands NP

Adventure spots in US National Parks

North America has 59 different national parks, whose characteristics and opportunities, taken together, are more diverse than those of anywhere else in the world. From the frigid peaks of Gates of the Arctic’s Brooks Range to the subtropical wetlands of Florida’s Everglades. From the below-sea-level simmer of California’s Death Valley to the mist lifting off the ridges of Shenandoah in Virginia. From glaciers to mangroves to waterfalls to canyons to towering forests — if you visited all 59 of ...
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National Parks Creator's Community

THIS WEEK IS NATIONAL PARKS WEEK, and the National Parks are kind of our jam here at Matador. They are, as writer Wallace Stegner once said, “America’s Best Idea.” They are our most beautiful swaths of wilderness, and may well be our most precious resources. We’ll be featuring National Parks content all week here, but today, we decided to do something special. We asked the Matador Creators Community to submit their best ever photos of America’s National Parks. The Creator’s Community is a netwo...
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11 incredible National Park paddling spots

If it’s off the grid and away from people you’re looking for when it comes to an outdoor vacation, then you might be prone to skip our National Parks. But don’t do that. Instead, grab a paddle to avoid the crowds and explore some of the best parts of these breathtaking parks. Need some inspiration? Here are 11 incredible national park paddling spots across the country. 1 Channel Islands National Park, California Between Anacapa and Santa Cruz Isl...
Tags: Travel, California, Sports, United States, National Parks, Wisconsin, Island, Grand Canyon, Lake Superior, Yellowstone National Park, Everglades National Park, Colorado River, Glacier National Park, Kristin Conard, Grand Canyon National Park, Channel Islands National Park

The best National Parks for rafting

Visitation to America’s national parks isn’t expected to slow down anytime soon. Crowds will flock to the iconic sites like Half Dome, Going to the Sun Road, and the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, but there’s a secret that flows through them—many of our most famous national parks are great places for rafting. From the Appalachians to the Rockies, and many places in-between, find the park that piques your interest, and experience America’s “Best Idea” while floating down a river. 1. Grand Cany...
Tags: Travel, California, Mexico, America, Canada, Alaska, North America, Grand Canyon, Rockies, North Cascades National Park, Lake Mead, Lone Star State, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Abbey, Glacier National Park, Rio Grande

Space Flight day

TODAY IS THE UN International Day of Human Space Flight. It’s also the 56th anniversary of the first human going into space. On April 12, 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gargarin launched into space, becoming the first human to leave our atmosphere. Since then, hundreds of people have been in space, but it still remains mostly untouched by humans. That seems to be on the brink of changing: next year, SpaceX will take paying tourists around the dark side of the moon, a place no one has been since Ap...
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The Capitol Gorge – Tanks Hike in Utah’s Capitol Reef National Park

The  Capitol Gorge – Tanks hike in Capital Reef National Park is a popular one. You can knock it off in an hour if you really want to, ideally late in the afternoon when the light is at its best and the area glows golden. It’s just a two mile round trip hike to the Tanks with an elevation gain and loss of 80 feet. To get to the Capitol Gorge Trailhead (which is also used to access the Golden Throne Trail) drive 4.5 miles south along Scenic Drive from the Capital Reef Visitor Centre until it tur...
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Why America Needs Its National Parks More Than Ever

America’s national parks began with a vision of peace. On June 30, 1864, about a year after the Civil War’s deadliest battle, at Gettysburg, President Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant Act, protecting for the first time—for all time—tens of thousands of acres of wilderness. By his hand, Yosemite Valley and its ancient sequoias became America’s inaugural nature preserve. Half a century later, President Wilson would create the National Park Service, which celebrated its centennial in 2016; m...
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The 14 most mindblowing spots in the Four Corners region of the US

Photo: Doug Kerr Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico are the states that make up the Four Corners. Culturally, the region is a combination of Mexican, Mormon, Navajo, Hopi, Ute, and Zuni ancestry. It is a part of the Colorado Plateau, a geological formation responsible for much of the snow and rainfall over the central United States. Citizens of the United States, particularly in this region, have free access to dozens of natural areas. Here’s a preview of all the places to explore in the...
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Where To Recapture The Magic Of Westworld While You Wait For Season 2

For those of you just joining us, let me welcome everybody to HBO’s wild, wild Westworld. Watch 15 minutes of any given episode and two things become quickly apparent: It’s addictive, and it’s gorgeous.Set in a futuristic theme park, the Old Western towns and landscapes in the show are so stunning; they’ll make you want to move to Utah faster than you can say “android.” Along with a handful of sets in California, the bulk of the series is filmed in dreamy (but desolate) locations across the Bee...
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Trail Tread For Newbies: How To Keep The Rubber Side Down

Just as running uphill and downhill have significant impacts on our trail running experience, so does the surface—or tread—of the trail. When we say tread, we mean the parts of the trail that contact our shoes as we run. Above treeline in the European Alps, think hardpacked dirt and large rocks. In the forests of the U.S.’s Pacific Northwest, we might be talking about spongy pine needles, gooky mud, intricate root systems, and moss-covered rocks. In the Sahara Desert or along parts of any coastl...
Tags: Sport, Running, Pacific Northwest, Sahara Desert, Canyonlands National Park, Emelie Forsberg, Bryon Powell, Meghan Hicks, European Alps, Blaze a Trail, Iker Karrera

A Trail Runner’s Primer On Public Lands

Recent significant changes to the Angeles Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run’s course struck a nerve in the ultrarunning community. An online appeal petitioning the White House to reverse the alterations was initiated. [Author’s Note: The petition has been archived because it failed to reach the 100,000 signatures needed for an official response.] The subsequent discussion among runners and the public indicated that: Trail runners are extremely passionate about our sport, and An introduction to feder...
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Finding Freedom in Nature

If he hadn’t started climbing, veteran Stacy Bare doubts he’d be alive today. As a captain in the U.S. Army, Bare spent a year in Iraq working to rebuild cities, a mild description that doesn’t adequately convey the raw realities of war he endured. During his service, he witnessed an Iraqi man being cut in half by gunfire, and he fought to stop the bleeding of a soldier whose legs had been blown off. While working to re-establish peace, he lost battle buddies in combat who left behind families a...
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Where to Stay in Moab, Utah!

A BIG thanks to  Choice Hotels  for sponsoring this post, so I could share about my fun stay in Moab, Utah with you! Where to Stay in Moab, Utah! Have you ever wanted to visit Arches National Park or Canyonlands National Park and thought… “Where should I stay in Moab, Utah?” The Comfort Suites lobby was large, clean and inviting.Brought to you by: Frugal
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