Moab Giants: Tracks Museum and Dinosaur Trail

As promised, I am excited to tell you about a unique museum just outside of Moab, UT that opened in the Fall of 2015. Moab Giants came from the idea of scientists and paleontologists studying the dinosaur tracks littering the canyons of Moab and they wanted to find a new and exciting way to share the science of track fossils in a fun and approachable way. After visiting, I would have to say they did an amazing job. Right off Highway 191 at the turn off for Canyonlands is a large building with a dinosaur sculpture hanging out in the corner of the parking lot by their sign. As you drive by, there are more sculptures scattered behind the building in a large open area. This brief glance was what first drew my boyfriend’s attention the first time he visited Moab.

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Starting the New Year Off Right (Moab, UT)

Wandered: New Years Eve 2016

It may be a little belated, but Happy 2017 Wanderers! I got to celebrate the new year in a new place for me, which automatically makes this year awesome.

It’s been on my bucket list to go visit Moab and see why everyone is in love with the desert. So for the holiday, the boyfriend and I headed west to go explore. He has been there before, but was more than happy to have an excuse to go back. We went with the purpose to go climbing since he’s big into that hobby and trying to introduce me to as many different kinds as possible. Continue reading Starting the New Year Off Right (Moab, UT)

Packsaddle Lake (Teton County, ID)

Adventured: 9 June 2016

Packsaddle Lake has also been on the list for a while, and I had no idea how close it was to where I was, and how easy it was to hike! This is probably one of the easiest ones to put on my repeat list, and I managed to tell interns this year about it in time for them to go and enjoy it to.

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Luray Caverns (Luray, VA)

Adventured: 28 November 2015

So this post is a little different from the last mainly because it is a tourist destination. On my last day in Virginia, we meandered about an hour and a half west to Luray, VA. It was a pretty drive with wide open farmland and rolling hills. We were never in the town of Luray properly but on the outskirts. It’s a smaller, western Virginia type of feel to it, but the motels and signs make me think it’s a sought out destination in the summer with campers and hikers.

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