Hiking, Scrapbooking

Permits up the wazoo


It’s snowing.

Ok, so usually I love snow. But it’s almost April – keep it in the mountains so I can choose whether to play in it or not! Gosh.

So, to cheer me up, I’m planning our trip to the Southwest (specifically Nevada/Utah/Arizona) at the end of April. JK’s sister, Jules, is coming to stay with us for over a month (and ohmygod I just realized she is arriving next weekend so we really have to clear out the room she’s staying in), and to give her a taste of the least Norway-like part of the U.S. we can think of, we’re heading down to the desert.

I spent a couple of hours getting all the campground and backcountry permits we need (except for The Wave – apparently you need to book them four months in advance..), so now our schedule is pretty much set in stone. I understand and respect the need for a permit system, but it would be nice to have a little more flexibility on our trip.

Anyway, the real reason I’m annoyed at permits is that we didn’t get our eagerly anticipated Enchantments permits for this summer. Hopefully we’ll be able to get a walk-in permit, but still…I’m bummed. I’ve been using the trip as a goal to motivate me whenever I’m bored on one of those lame cardio machines at the gym, so now I have to find something new to work toward.

Ok, this post is going nowhere. I’ll stop talking now.

Random newish layout:

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  • Reply Sydney March 30, 2008 at 4:24 am

    Så synd dere ikke fikk alle trekking tillatelsene. Godt vi ikke har et slikt system i Norge, men jeg kan jo også forstå behovet. Regner med det gjøres for å spare naturen?

  • Reply Cflattop March 30, 2008 at 5:25 am

    love those pic’s…….and that wood grain-ish paper..yum!! Have fun with your visitor………..

  • Reply Lisa March 30, 2008 at 6:09 am

    I often get homesick for Moab Utah and Grand Junction Colorado.

    Especially when the weather has been like it is this year.

    Have fun!

  • Reply Maya March 30, 2008 at 10:22 am

    Så kjekt å se at det er liv igjen i bloggen din….har vært innom nokså jevnlig siden siste innlegg og har merka at jeg har blitt gradvis mer bekymret når det er så stille her inne. Godt å se at ting går bra. Men jeg blir jo litt urolig når jeg leser at du syns LO’ene dine er kjedelige…de er jo nydelige!! Er med på dette med tekst, men ofte kan jo bilde si mer enn teksten. Så morro det høres ut med turene dere skal på….blir lite vandring her hjemme, med 3 unger begrenser det seg selv :-))

  • Reply christina March 30, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    cute lo!!!

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