Lets finish this! I mixed up the images so there are Fairyland Loop and Queens Garden images. As you can tell I took wayyyy too many picture >.< couldn’t help it. I have also provided a picture of my hiking girl gang.
This past weekend my friends and I finally took our trip to Utah after months of waiting for it the day finally came and went.. We started in Zion Canyon but will get to that LONG ASS DAY later. I wanted to start with Bryce because I feel like it changed my soul (
oh yeah this probably won’t be the first time I say that)
We headed out to Bryce around 7:30am Mountain time and arrived there around 9-10am. When we opened up the drapes in our lodge that morning we saw the pink clouds in the sky, that right there was a sign that it was about to be the best day of my life. Fairyland Loop is an 8 mile hike EIGHT FUCKING MILES, something I have never done we ended up around 8 thousands feet above sea level or something along those lines. At some point i hated myself for planning this out, it was painful and beautiful at the same time.
I don’t think anyone will ever understand what it is like, it literally feels like a fairyland that is exactly what that felt like. So unreal, so enchanting, Bryce is a unicorn that’s what it is a UNICORN! Half way through this enchanted magic land and feeling like hell I jokingly said “I feel like I am sweating out my demons right now” Little did I know that I would suddenly start feeling lighter like I left what I needed behind (
so deep i know..now let me ruin it)
Bryce Canyon, I love you thank you for your beauty and grace. *insert Blessings – Big Sean*
Please ENJOY PART ONE
And so it began…
Over load… We detoured MAJORLY to the coast Sunday and fell in absolute love with Carmel by the Sea. Monterey is such a lovely place it is now on my list of places to explore slowly as well as Big Sur. The drive was so beautiful, Absolutely no cell service pure perfection. Words are not needed to explain the beauty that was witnessed.
Carmel by the Sea
I’m going to say we got really lucky with the weather the day we went to Yosemite, the morning and afternoon it was sunny and nice.. By the time we got to Tuolumme Grove of Giant Sequoias we started hearing the thunder from afar and by the time we arrived to Glacier Point we saw the lighting, and it was such an amazing experience couldn’t get a picture but you can only imagine. The hike to the Sequoias was magical as fuck, so peaceful and quiet it was one of those moments that you’ll never forget; huge pine cones everywhere birds chirping.
Glacier Point, the view from Glacier Point is breathtaking, winding road to the max on the way back I did have slight car sickness so I napped until it was over. This was our last spot of the day and it was the perfect way to end it.
Vernal falls!! Ok so looking back the hike wasn’t bad plenty of people yes, but in the moment it felt like we would never get there. I will say it was enchanting, hearing the stream as you hike is by far the best part of that experience. I hike with my dog a lot and do wish I had her there, she’s my sidekick.
Yosemite..where do I begin? This was all Nadia’s idea is where. I follow some amazing travelers/hikers on Instagram that up my craving for national parks, so I googled, fell in love and had to see it for myself. Yosemite is beautiful all around every direction you take you will be amazed at least thats how it was for me. We were only there for a day so we tried to hit up all the must sees. Hiked to the vernal falls which are the photographs below, well the start of the hike. We made a couple of stops along the way..enjoy the adventures through some magical shit.
After Sedona we headed up to the Grand Canyon, lots of driving was involve that weekend went from not appreciating it to loving it. Anyways, Grand Canyon didn’t know what to expect the whole drive there I was so curious as to how it looked, where we would start on and on.. Nadia and I came to the conclusion that it was built by aliens. Even when we got there it felt so untouchable and surreal.
one thing I’ve been making sure to do in every place is to just sit there and take it all in if you see my Instagram and you see that picture I am doing just that taking it in an savoring the moment.
ANTELOPE MOTHAFUCKING CANYON!!! I can’t begin to explain this place and all the emotions I felt being there. It was a beautiful day, the whole weekend we saw everything from snow to hot and windy weather so we weren’t sure what we’d get. To get to antelope you have to go with a tour company, which we did and it reminded me of Guatemala sitting in the back of a 4×4. Our guide was beyond amazing very knowledgeable and helped me out a lot when it came to taking the best shots. Overall such an amazing experience loved that I got to see it in so many lights, as the day goes by the light changes the colors and it’s so magical.
After antelope we headed to horseshoe bend, quite the little hike that one. Horseshoe bend was amazing and terrifying hello fear of heights I didn’t even know I had.
Wasn’t going to post this till after Grand Canyon but meh…please enjoy 1/4 of the pictures that I took.
A couple of weeks ago I took a trip to Arizona with my parents, sister in law and my dearest friend Nadia. My soul purpose of that trip was to go to Antelope Canyon, but researched places to go and found Sedona. Let me tell you how amazing and beautiful it was, will definitely be going back to hike and enjoy it calmly. The drive was so enchanting I knew that moment that the time spent there wouldn’t be enough and it sure wasn’t. Truly enjoyed every second spent there, and below are the images I took. I am extremely fascinated by clouds..