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My Ten Favorite Trip Reports of 2020

It’s the last day of the year, so I think now is a good time to look back and choose my ten favorite trip reports from 2020. Obviously, 2020 was a much different year for everyone which changed some of my plans earlier in the year, but overall I still managed to get a lot of great trips in! Looking back at the year it seems that I spent a lot of time in and around Canyonlands National Park, which is definitely reflected in the choices below. Click on the title to see the full trip report and enjoy!

If you are interested in checking out my favorite trip reports from previous years, you can find those here:  [2019]  [2018]  [2017]  [2016]  [2015]  [2014]  [2013]  [2012]  [2011]


Jerry and I headed down to the Mojave Desert in January to warm up from the cold of winter.


I had seen The Confluence of the Colorado and Green Rivers from both The Needles and The Maze, so it was finally time to see it from the Island in the Sky!


Our first time exploring Petrified Forest National Park was an amazing experience and we look forward to returning just as soon as we can!


The weather almost made us cancel this overnight trip, but thankfully we went ahead with it and got to backpack among the saguaros for the very first time.


If I had to pick only one canyon on the Colorado Plateau to call my favorite, I think Salt Creek might be the one, and we spent another couple of days with Jerry exploring the canyon this spring just before everything got shut down.


Lower Muley Twist Canyon has been on my list for a long time, and when we finally made it there this spring I wondered why I didn’t get there sooner!


This was a nice relaxing float on the Colorado River into the heart of Canyonlands. What more could one ask for?


This hike had it all! Amazing scenery, slot canyons, rock art, historic inscriptions, hoodoos and more…


I enjoyed supporting Diane as she mountain biked the White Rim Trail for her birthday this fall, and I also got to squeeze in a few hikes along the way…


I didn’t make it down to Cedar Mesa as much as I would have liked to this year, but at least we had a great time while we were there for Thanksgiving.


I’m adding this one last bonus trip from spending a weekend mountain biking the Intrepid Trails at Dead Horse Point State Park since it was a new kind of trip for us and we are looking forward to doing more biking trips in the future.