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ShareTweet The day in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park started out early.  The usual sun blazing through the tent in the morning was instead represented by rain showering down on the tent this morning.  It never really matters too much if it rains while camping so long as it doesn’t soak through the […]

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ShareTweet The Roadside Ruin Trail in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park is a nice short (.3-mile) very easy hiking trail for those who prefer to take it easy while still seeing some interesting sights in the Needles District of Canyonlands.  The highlight of the Roadside Ruin Trail at Canyonlands is an old Puebloan […]

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ShareTweet The Chesler Park hike in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park is easily one of the best hikes in the US National Parks that does not require a night in the backcountry.  The sights are simple stunning; the hike can be hot and strenuous in the summer but is well worth it any […]

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ShareTweet While there was no rain there was a fair amount of wind in the campground in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park.  The feet finally stopped throbbing (from continuous 10+ mile hikes) around 3am or 4am and wind contributed to the difficulty of sleeping last night.  In the morning the skies were a […]

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ShareTweet The Cave Spring Trail in The Needles District of Canyonlands is one of the short easy hikes in this district of Canyonlands National Park.  The trail covers about .6 miles, is easy to moderately strenuous and goes past Cave Spring (one of the few year-round water sources in the Needles District of Canyonlands) that […]

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ShareTweet The Peekaboo Spring Hike in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park is one of many strenuous and spectacular long day hikes in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park.  There are a couple ways to get to Peekaboo Spring in Canyonlands.  This review and the associated photos will cover the hike from the […]

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ShareTweet After the Canon D7 died yesterday on the way back from the Confluence Overlook hike, the first priority of the day would be to see if it was possible to ship the dead camera back to Amazon and get a new one shipped to the visitor center in the Needles District at Canyonlands National […]

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ShareTweet The Confluence Overlook Trail in the Needles District of Canyonlands is a beautiful hike that can get VERY hot in the summer but traverses mostly flat, open country and is a pretty easy hike as far as 10-mile round trip hikes go.  The Confluence Overlook trail starts at the Big Spring Canyon Overlook and […]

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ShareTweet After the long rather strenuous hike up to Druid Arch yesterday the body was a little worn out from not having hiked anything that long or strenuous for a while.  It looked like rain might be in the forecast so instead of getting up early and going out to get wet or not so […]

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ShareTweet Knock, knock, knock at about 7am.  What is that, where am I, who is that at the door er the window?  Well it was a park ranger from the Needles District at Canyonlands National Park!  After shooting pictures of Delicate Arch at Arches National Park until sunset and beyond last night until around 11pm, […]

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