Category: Desert Road Trippin

  • A Hike Towards Heaven

    A Hike Towards Heaven

    Delicate Arch Hike – Arches National Park, UT By Lynn Bremner UPDATE:  Planning to visit Arches from April 3 to October 3, 2022? You’ll need to make a timed entry reservation in advance to enter the park. Visit Arches National Park website for more details. One hundred yards to go along the Delicate Arch Trail […]

  • Chasing the Light

    Chasing the Light

    Upper Antelope Canyon Photo Tour Photos and text by Lynn Bremner The phone rang as I was packing for my vacation.  It was my dad calling to tell me that a major flash flood had ripped through Page, AZ and Antelope Canyon that afternoon.  The next morning I was leaving for Page, AZ and Lake Powell. […]

  • Hiking Fiery Furnace

    Hiking Fiery Furnace

    Arches National Park, UT by Lynn Bremner  Update May 2022: Currently, the Fiery Furance area is open to self-guided exploration permits only, available on Recreation.gov. Ranger-led tours will resume May 16 and require advance reservation, also on Recreation.gov. What is the most thrilling hike in Arches National Park? I pulled up Trip Advisor, hoping to […]

  • Hiking Zion National Park

    Hiking Zion National Park

    Riverside Walk & Lower to Upper Emerald Pools Hikes By Lynn Bremner If you’re looking for a fun destination for hiking, but still want to stay cool this summer, check out Zion National Park. Just two and a half hours from Las Vegas, Zion offers trails and outdoor recreation for all levels. During my visit […]

  • Off-Road Adventure in Ocotillo Wells

    Off-Road Adventure in Ocotillo Wells

    Experience the desert trails in a Polaris RZR By Lynn Bremner Update: April 2022 Be sure and check with Ocotillo Wells SVRA for any current park restrictions and COVID-19 Guidelines. On a recent day trip to Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA), I had the opportunity to go off-roading in a Polaris RZR.   […]

  • How to keep ice COLD in the desert

    How to keep ice COLD in the desert

    Tips on how to keep your ice from melting too fast, how to keep your ice cold and your food fresh when traveling in the desert. by Lynn Bremner of DesertUSA.com One of the challenges of camping in the desert is keeping your ice from melting in a cooler and thus keeping your food and […]

  • Day Trip #5: Touring the Big Boulders at Joshua Tree National Park.

    Day Trip #5: Touring the Big Boulders at Joshua Tree National Park.

    Be sure to check for Alerts & Conditions on the Joshua Tree National Park website before you visit the Park. One of my favorite things about visiting national and state parks is the transformation that occurs in the landscape around me as I enter into a park. The distinctive flora and unique geological features create […]

  • Rainbow Bridge Boat Tour

    Rainbow Bridge Boat Tour

    Lake Powell – Glen Canyon National Recreation Area By Lynn Bremner The first leg of our summer hiking trip began at Lake Powell Resort & Marina. It’s located right on Lake Powell, and was the perfect choice for our first adventure, a boat tour and hike to Rainbow Bridge National Monument. Rainbow Bridge National Monument […]

  • Desert X 2021 Outdoor Art Installation March 12-May, 16 2021

    Desert X 2021 Outdoor Art Installation March 12-May, 16 2021

    Desert X 2021 will consider the desert as both a place and idea. Projects will explore issues essential to our collective future and the histories, realities, and possibilities of the Coachella Valley and its many communities through themes of land rights and ownership, the desert as border, migration, water exploitation, social justice, racial narratives of […]

  • Day Trip #3: Old Dale Rd 4WD Jeep Trail

    Old Dale Rd. 4WD Road Location: Joshua Tree National Park Requirements: 4WD Required, also excellent Mountain Bike Trail Time by Car: 2 to 3 hours Distance: 23 Miles (one way) Not recommended for summer trips. Check with Joshua Tree National Park to confirm road is open and that there aren’t any restrictions.  Per the National Park […]