Tag - 2018 Summer Adventure

Cedar Breaks National Monument, UT: It’s a Mini-Bryce!

Our final stop of the 2018 Summer Adventure was in a relatively unknown but truly remarkable southern-Utah destination known as Cedar Breaks National Monument.  The uncrowded trails, cool temperatures, and colorful rock formations had us jumping for joy! It ALSO had us gasping for air!  Located on the 10,000-foot-high Markagunt Plateau, the area’s...

Jackson, WY: Above It All … and Behind It All

With the Lucky Charm’s return visit to Jackson, Wyoming, we indulged in two wish-list adventures:  rock climbing “above it all” on a Via Ferrata course, and going “behind it all” at a real-life rodeo! “Via Ferrata” literally means “Iron Way” and in the 1800’s, alpine climbers started employing climbing aids such as iron pins and...

McCall, ID: Doin’ It All … in McCall!

After a brief swing through McCall, Idaho, last summer, we knew a return visit was in the cards!  In 2017, we stayed three days.  In 2018 … two weeks!  That’s how “taken” we were with this place, the mountain version of Goldilocks:  not too big/not too small, not too plain/not too fancy, not too boring/not too touristy...

Grand Canyon North and South: A Tale of Two Rims

The first stop of the Lucky Charm’s 2018 Summer Adventure begins at the Grand Canyon National Park.  Despite being “out west” for 36 years, Philip had never visited either of the two rims, North or South. Crazy! Behold …. beauty in many layers! Though only 11 miles across from each other, the two rims could not be more different from each...