Tip & Tee:  Lake Powell Time

Asking “What time is it?” on Lake Powell isn’t a straightforward question! There are three reasons for this: location, location, location!

Lake Powell time can be a bit confusing.  Lake Powell sits on the border of Utah and Arizona as well as the Navajo Nation.

Lake Powell time can be confusing during Daylight Savings Time.  Utah observes Daylight Savings Time, but Arizona does not. The Navajo Nation, on the other hand, does observe Daylight Savings Time.Lake Powell

Officially, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area follows Arizona time with one exception, Dangling Rope Marina, which follows Utah time.

Trip Tip: Lake Powell Time

Why does the time matter? No one wants to pay late charges on watercraft rentals! I suggest that you bring along an old school watch.  Pay attention to the required return time as well as the time at the rental location. Set your watch accordingly.Lake Powell

Relying on a cell phone or other device connected to cellular service can be risky.  First and foremost, cell service on Lake Powell is really spotty.  Secondly, the time on the device can switch depending on where you are in the lake which can mean being late to return your rental!Lake Powell Houseboat

Unfortunately, we forgot our watch. However, we were able to turn one of our devices on airplane mode at the marina.  We left it on airplane mode throughout the trip, so we were able to keep track of the correct time and avoided those pesky late charges!

Lake Powell Tip & Tee
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Tip & Tee: Wind Cave National Park Tours

Wind Cave was designated a National Park in 1903 by Theodore Roosevelt. Wind Cave National Park is located in South Dakota near the Black Hills and shares a border with Custer State Park.

Wind Cave National Park offers three different ranger guided walking tours. These tours are rated easy to strenuous based on the amount of walking and number of stairs, so you can choose the cave tour that is best for your family. Tour descriptions are available on the Wind Cave National Park website.

Wind Cave National Park Tours Trip Tip

If you are traveling during the busy summer season, be sure to arrive early at the Wind Cave National Park Visitor Center to purchase tickets for a cave tour.  Each tour has a limited number of tickets available for the day. Arriving early will give you a better chance to get your pick of tours and times. If you’re traveling with a child with a 4th grade pass, be sure to mention it at the tour desk!

For more information on Wind Cave National Park, check out Wind Cave Fairgrounds Tour and Fun Fact: Wind Cave National Park!

Wind Cave National Park Tee Trip
Wind Cave National Park Tee Trip – I LOVE the bison shape on this shirt!

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Tip & Tee: Nifty Neighbors in Waterton

Waterton Village in Alberta, Canada is a picturesque hamlet nestled in the Rocky Mountains. This quaint village is located on the shores of Waterton Lake within Waterton National Park.  Frequently highlighted as one of Canada’s best small towns, Waterton looks as though it was lifted out of the pages of a book. The streets of this walkable lakeside town are lined with small shops and quirky local restaurants.

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Waterton Trip Tip

While I don’t typically include restaurant reviews, I do recommend that you grab a bite at one or both of these nifty neighbors. Two of Waterton’s restaurants, Wieners of Waterton and and nearby Waffleton offer unique and tasty treats that you’ll not want to miss! The names of these Waterton eateries are descriptive of their menus and both are an excellent choice at anytime of the day! This little corner of Waterton was a daily stop on our trip. Once you try these  culinary gems, you’ll likely find it hard to stay away!

Waterton, Alberta Trip Tee

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Tip & Tee: Devils Tower

Devils Tower is a giant stone monolith soaring skyward from the plains of Wyoming. This natural wonder became America’s first National Monument in 1906. To say that Devils Tower is unique is an understatement!

Devils Tower National Monument

Trip Tip: Devils Tower National Monument Tower Trail

Due to its massive size and the surrounding landscape, Devils Tower is visible for miles. So, it may be tempting to just take a photo from afar or make a quick stop at the visitors center.  That’s not enough!

Devils Tower Trail

To fully appreciate the scale of this monolith, make time to hike the Devils Tower National Monument Tower Trail. This 1.3 mile trail is relatively flat and encircles the base of the rock formation.

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Viewing this tower from different perspectives on the Devils Tower National Monument Tower Trail will leave you with an even greater sense of awe at this extraordinary rock formation!

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