Cedar City Bound

Cedar City Bound

To experience national parks like a local, get yourself a hub. By Megan Wagstaff I imagine if I lived in Anaheim or Orlando, the novelty of Disney parks would wear off quickly. Yes, the attraction is in my backyard, but is it worth fighting the crowds to visit each...
East Zion Resort

East Zion Resort

Lodging options near Zion National Park just got a lot more interesting By Jared Blackley Lodging near the east entrance of Zion National Park is quieter and sleepier than at the park’s western gateway in Springdale. Most lodging on the east side has tended to be...
My Own Private Reef

My Own Private Reef

A winter’s day traveling in Capitol Reef ignited new love for the national park By Chris Vanocur Imagine having one of Utah’s national parks all to yourself. Admittedly, it’s a crazy thought. Yet, this is pretty much what happened to me. As I drove around the...
Vanishing solitude

Vanishing solitude

Imagine Edward Abbey’s response to today’s conjested national parks By John Rasmuson Edward Abbey was hired as a seasonal park ranger at Arches National Monument in 1956. He was 29. Part of his job was to man the entry station. It stood alongside a dirt road 20...
A Better Breed of Seed

A Better Breed of Seed

Community supported seed culture helps bring better vegetables to the garden By Ari LeVaux When planting seeds, it pays to think about recipes you will make with the produce. Plans for pesto call for Genovese basil. A mojito enthusiast needs a big ole’ mint patch. One...
Unique Yucca

Unique Yucca

Joshua Tree National Park is a gem even during peak season By Rebecca Chavez-Houck A few months ago, I purchased one of those wall maps of all the parks in the National Park Service (NPS). You know, one of those where you scratch off a decal when you’ve been to a...