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Wings and Prayers: How to Hike Angel’s Landing

Wings and Prayers: How to Hike Angel’s Landing

Confession time: I am not an extreme hiker. I boulder hop but I don’t rock climb. I like to summit but I have no desire to be…

I Hiked the Narrows! (Therefore, anyone can.)

I Hiked the Narrows! (Therefore, anyone can.)

I have long had a cerebral bucket list but only last year did I begin writing it down. Mostly this lends to making the list longer and…

Heavenly Utah: Zion National Park and the Springdale Gateway

Heavenly Utah: Zion National Park and the Springdale Gateway

Growing up my parents took my sister and me on 1-3 week road trips every summer. I saw just about every state capital and college football stadium…

How To Do the Grand Canyon in an Afternoon

How To Do the Grand Canyon in an Afternoon

The Grand Canyon is a world-famous bucket list item, popular for its views and dos. Wanna whitewater raft for a few days? Hike overnight or a few…

Countdown to Heaven: Two Weeks til Zion and Beyond!

Countdown to Heaven: Two Weeks til Zion and Beyond!

It’s finally almost here, my big trip to Zion National Park. And yet, it’s already almost here! I’m not ready! Although I wish I were leaving tomorrow. I…

The Price of the Hiking Payoff

The Price of the Hiking Payoff

I believe I’ve said around seventy-two times that I am going to Zion National Park next month. Originally I was only going to do a couple of…

Natural Falls State Park: A Cherry on top the Ozarks

Natural Falls State Park: A Cherry on top the Ozarks

After my anticlimactic attempts at finding some lesser known falls in the Ozark National Forest I was quite excited to see this hidden oasis in eastern Oklahoma….

Glory Hole Falls and Other Ozark Wonders

Glory Hole Falls and Other Ozark Wonders

Ah, the best laid plans…are great until Lenny kills a mouse. Or the hikes in the Ozark National Forest you thought you researched so well totally go…

Trip Time: The Fun Begins

Trip Time: The Fun Begins

It’s here. Trip time. Finally. My first official excursion out of state. It’s not far, it’s not long, it’s not even unique. What it is? Three days…

Riversport Adventures in OKC

Riversport Adventures in OKC

Oklahoma City has a river, a man-made river made for man. Specifically, it’s made for man to riversport. It was, I believe, part of the first MAPS…

My name’s Becke and this is my blog about life, travel and making a difference out there. I talk about the stuff we aren't supposed to talk about and about the stuff we all want. Having made a mess of my life (pretty much so far) I decided to turn things around, document a bit for posterity. Because posterity will surely care.

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  • A little flashback to Mystic Hot Springs where the water's hot and the hippies are cool. Such a funky, fun place. .
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  • Ain't it grand? A little #tbt to my favorite hole in the ground. Or one of them anyways...!
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  • In a week I'll be traveling again! Hope the views are as satisfying as this. .
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  • Down the river and into the Narrows. Such a pleasant hike. Wouldn't mind doing it again but there are other things on my bucket list to get to... .
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  • This pic basically represents how Mondays make me feel about the work week. But if not for the struggle to the top the view wouldn't be so sweet. .
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  • This bridge in Puerto Morelos leads to the ocean. I very much want to be on this bridge. Oh well. I have my memories. And a passport to go back!

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  • A temple at Chichen Itza. The pyramid and the ball court may get all the hype but there's a nifty ruin around every tree grove on this complex. No wonder it's a World Heritage site... #travelisawesome #Yucatán #mexico #sevenwonders #unescoworldheritagesite #travel #chichenitza #ruins #travelpic #unesco #oldthings #travelgram
  • My favorite formation in all of Zion. Still can't believe the little Virgin River carved such magnificence. If you ever do the Angels Landing hike be sure to go early so you can see when the sun hits every new curve on its way up. Just lovely. 
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