Day 7: Fisher Towers

Kudos to Ranger Mike for, once again, suggesting an awesome hike. We took it a little more easy today after yesterday’s long and uppy hike. We were the first hikers of the day to the Fisher Towers trailhead, which really surprised me, as we didn’t get there until 8:45. With the exception of some climbers […]

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Day 6: Canyonlands

Today was our first long hike of the trip. We hiked 12 miles in Canyonlands National Park and it was marvelous. We took Ranger Mike’s suggestion and hiked the Murphy’s Trail (kind of) in the Island in the Sky District. The hike was all around awesome. It began with a mile flat hike to the […]

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Day 5: Arches National Park

I know we say that this place is so special to Ellie, but the truth is that I hold Arches so close to my heart and many of my “this is why we do this” moments are in this park. We arrived at Fiery Furnace early and began our fourth hike in this distinct area […]

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Day 4: Denver to Arches

The sun is about to set in Utah and we’re sitting at the base of Delicate Arch writing these posts. It is definitely another “pinch me” moment of RTXIX. And we’re only on the fourth day. The day mostly consisted of the drive from Denver to Moab. It was smooth and easy. Our first stop […]

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