Nevada’s Lunar Crater and More!

In this final video from my four-state, two-country road trip, I leave Death Valley and make the trek eastward toward my adopted high-elevation homeland of Utah. Along the way I check out some historical sites in Death Valley, a ghost town in Nevada, an incredible crater out in the middle of Nevada called Lunar Crater, and more! (Click here if you can’t see the video below.)

And here are some pics from the day’s adventures:

Fast-Setup DIY Awning for SUVs, Vans, or Trucks

In an older video, I shared a quick and easy way to setup an awning on the side of you vehicle, but today’s video shows my preferred method. It’s faster to set up and more secure than the clamp method.

(If you can’t see the video below, click here.)

The tarp that I use in the awning is this one that I got from Walmart (and other colors are now available online too). I’ve seen them at many Walmarts in the camping section.

Hiking Gear, Horse Skulls, Rock Art & More

In this video I embark on a 33-mile day hike in Death Valley National Park. Touted as Death Valley’s “premier backpacking route,” the Cottonwood-Marble Canyon Loop takes in slot canyons, petroglyphs, natural springs, wild horses, wide-open valleys, and more.

If you’re interested in finding out more about this hike, this (scroll down to the Cottonwood-Marble Canyon Loop section) and this (a PDF) are good places to start.

This is another vlog in my series from January and February 2017. I left northern Utah, where I live, and traveled down through southern Utah, southern Nevada, western Arizona, southern California, and back through central Nevada, all while camping and adventuring out of my 2011 Toyota RAV4.

(Click here if you can’t see the video below.)

And here are some pics from the adventure:

A Crazy Slot Canyon Hike in Death Valley (Grotto Canyon)

In this video I hike one of the coolest slot canyons in Death Valley, Grotto Canyon. This is what I would call a technical non-technical canyon because you need to be comfortable with scrambling and rock climbing, especially as you go higher up the canyon. Climbing shoes certainly would certainly have helped tremendously for the more tricky dryfalls. (Click here if you can’t see the video below.)

The obstacle names I use in the video (First Obstacle, Second Obstacle, etc.) are not official and were taken from this website.

In addition to the video above, here are some pics from the adventure:

Looking into Grotto Canyon from the trailhead
Looking into Grotto Canyon from the trailhead
My SUV parked at the trailhead
My SUV parked at the trailhead
One of the Grotto Canyon obstacles
One of the Grotto Canyon obstacles
The biggest Grotto Canyon obstacle
The biggest Grotto Canyon obstacle
Grotto Canyon
Grotto Canyon
The Fifth Obstacle
The Fifth Obstacle
View from the Fourth Obstacle bypass
View from the Fourth Obstacle bypass
View from the Fourth Obstacle bypass
View from the Fourth Obstacle bypass

One Week in Joshua Tree National Park

I spent more than a week in the Joshua Tree area of Southern California, and this video is a compilation of things I saw and did that week. Joshua Tree is one of my favorite places in the country, and I hope this video helps convey why.

Also, I’m not entirely sure why, but this is one of my favorite videos I’ve made so far, so be sure to give it a watch. (Click here if you can’t see the video below.)

Going to the Dentist in Algodones, Mexico

In this video I recap my visit to the dentist in Algodones, Mexico, which is just over the border from Yuma, Arizona. (Click here if you can’t see the video below.)

The dentist I went to: http://sanidentalgroup.com/

Dentist price list: http://sanidentalgroup.com/price-list/

The restaurant I went to: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g642246-d7803350-Reviews-Los_Molcas-Los_Algodones_Baja_California.html

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