Left Fork Canyon, Zion National Park

Beautiful photo of Outdoorsies enjoying Zion National Park

North Western Images - photos by Andy Porter

This has been officially added to my list of all time favorite hikes. Last week was my second visit and I was even more enamored than before…
Left Fork Canyon, Zion National Park
Sometimes known as the “Subway”, Left Fork Canyon is out of the main section of the park. To get there you need to go north on the Kolob Reservoir Road, out of Virgin. Permits are required for ANY hiking there, which is a wonderful thing as it makes for a real wilderness experience which is totally unlike hiking in the Zion Canyon part of the park.
The “subway” name comes from the shape of the canyon walls, as you can see here.
Left Fork Canyon, Zion National Park
This last shot I managed from inside the subway using my new 14mm lens. Left Fork Canyon, Zion National Park
A truly stunning location. Make sure to book a permit before you head down there next time, you will not be disappointed!

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Only in Tahoe

Only in Tahoe can you snowboard one day and mountain bike the very next. Okay, maybe Tahoe isn’t the only place one can do this, but it’s still pretty cool.

We’d love to know where else you can practice snow and summer sports in the same week.  Send us photos too.

Here is  Sarah taking in the view after trying to keep up with her husband, Mr. Daddy Long Legs, on the mountain bike.


Good Morning Spring

Outdoorsies was born in the same way that many ideas have formed before when two sisters take a walk and talk about their childhood. As kids, Gretchen and Sarah spent a lot of time outdoors, exploring the forests, hanging out in the nooks of trees and imagining new worlds hidden in the wilderness just beyond their view.

Although Gretchen and Sarah are adults now, they still consider themselves the nature-loving explorers that they always were, Outdoorsies.

We thought the first day of spring was the perfect time to start the Outdoorsies blog dedicated to all things cool and cute and outdoorsy.

Thanks for visiting!  We hope you enjoy!