Navajo and Canyon de Chelly National Monuments

It seems that I forgot to update my blog after last weekend, so here we go! I decided to go ahead and move on from Flagstaff on Friday, although I wasn’t entirely sure of what I wanted to do. After finding the North Rim of the Grand Canyon was still closed for the season, I opted to head into the Navajo Nation and visit Navajo National Monument. I then continued on to also check out Canyon de Chelly National Monument before heading to New Mexico. Continue reading Navajo and Canyon de Chelly National Monuments

Flagstaff National Monuments: Walnut Canyon, Sunset Crater Volcano, Wupatki

This last weekend, I left my campsite at McHood Park and headed into Flagstaff. I spent a day exploring the three national monuments just outside of the city before spending a night in a hotel in town. Finally, just outside of Walnut Canyon National Monument, within Cococino National Forest, I found a wonderful campsite which I have been spending the week at. Continue reading Flagstaff National Monuments: Walnut Canyon, Sunset Crater Volcano, Wupatki

Boycott Utah

I have been struggling with the idea of whether or not to go to Utah, more-or-less all of 2017 so far. Utah is a state that I love. The opportunities in that state are nearly unrivaled; they even have what I consider to be probably the most underrated hike in the entire national park system that I have seen to date (Druid Arch in Canyonlands). The people are wonderful people. It’s always a joy spending time in Utah for me. But with the state government and federal representation going on an all-out dishonest attack on our public lands–our birthright as US citizens–I have had to question if I want to contribute tax money to support them. The answer is a resounding NO. Continue reading Boycott Utah