The Call of The Goat

A blog about adventure, travel, geology, and all things outdoors
  1. Havasu Falls, Grand Canyon
    25 Sep, 2017
    How Do I get a Permit for Havasu Falls?
    Looking for info on getting that coveted Havasu Falls permit? The Goat has the lowdown!
  2. south kaibab trail grand canyon national park
    23 Sep, 2017
    Where Does Grand Canyon Begin and End?
    Where does Grand Canyon begin and end? Get the full story from The Goat and Blue Marble Adventure GeoTourism.
  3. tanner trail grand canyon national park
    22 Sep, 2017
    How Big is the Grand Canyon?
    How Big is the Grand Canyon? Find out with some fun facts from The Goat!
  4. The Wave in the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument of Arizona and Utah
    25 Aug, 2017
    How to Win The Wave Lottery
    Want to know the best way to get a permit for The Wave? The Goat and Blue Marble Guides lend some valuable insight
  5. How Long Does it Take to Walk Down the Grand Canyon?
    22 Aug, 2017
    How Long Does it Take to Walk Down the Grand Canyon?
    How long Does it Take to Walk Down the Grand Canyon Hiking the Grand Canyon is an experience that is unmatched elsewhere in the country, and possibly even the world. The first and most obvious difference on a hike into the canyon is that while you usually journey upward and then back down on a hike, you do the opposite when hiking the Grand Canyon. Multiple rescues are needed every summer in the canyon because hikers unfamiliar with this big difference forget about this simple fact. You will
  6. north rim grand canyon national park
    12 Jul, 2017
    What should you take on a hike in Grand Canyon?
    What should you take on a hike in Grand Canyon (or anywhere else)? Here's The Goat's day hike essentials list for a great experience
  7. Tuckup Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park
    24 Jun, 2017
    How hot does it get in Grand Canyon in the Summer?
    How hot does it get in Grand Canyon in the Summer?
  8. Toroweap Overlook, Grand Canyon National Park
    17 May, 2017
    How Much Does it Cost to get into the Grand Canyon?
    How much does it cost to get into Grand Canyon? The Goat has the answer
  9. grand canyon national park bass trail
    17 May, 2017
    Why did the Grand Canyon become a National Park?
    Why did Grand Canyon become a National Park? The Goat knows the story! Follow him and Blue Marble Guides through the Canyon's illustrious history from tabloid-tourism to National Park
  10. What is the Best Time of Year to Hike in Grand Canyon?
    17 May, 2017
    What is the Best Time of Year to Hike in Grand Canyon?
    What is the best time of year to hike in Grand Canyon? The Goat and our geologist/guides know!
  11. beamer trail grand canyon national park
    17 May, 2017
    How Long Does it Take to Hike to the Bottom of the Grand Canyon?
    How long does it take to get to the bottom of Grand Canyon? Let our geologist/guides take you on an epic journey!
  12. South Kaibab Trail Grand Canyon
    17 May, 2017
    Grand Canyon: How Long Does it Take to Hike the South Kaibab Trail?
    How long does it take to hike the South Kaibab Trail in Grand Canyon? Let our geologist/guides show you the way!
  13. Grand Canyon: How Long Does it Take to Hike Rim-to-Rim?
    17 May, 2017
    Grand Canyon: How Long Does it Take to Hike Rim-to-Rim?
    Of the many bucket-list items that people set for themselves, hiking rim-to-rim at Grand Canyon National Park is among the most prevalent, particularly among outdoor and hiking enthusiasts.  Ask anyone who has done it, and they will tell you that it is a true badge of honor, an indelible memory, and the experience of a lifetime.  A rim-to-rim hike is rigorous, rewarding, and right within your grasp should you be willing to take the challenge.  Among the many questions about this epic adventure,
  14. Top 5 Day Hikes in Grand Canyon
    31 Mar, 2017
    Top 5 Day Hikes in Grand Canyon
    Hiking in the Grand Canyon is truly a humbling, inspiring, jaw-dropping, fantastical, enlightening, and (insert hyperbole) experience.  Even a simple stroll along the rim of this national treasure is sure to conjure existential feelings that may stir your very being.  However, you may also find yourself confronted with so many choices that it could seem overwhelming.  Although it's impossible to make a wrong choice in Grand Canyon in terms of hiking choices, it is helpful to have someone that
  15. Salt Flats, Death Valley National Park
    29 Mar, 2017
    Hiking in the Southwest: How to Stay Cool on the Trail
    Wanna know how to stay cool while hiking in Grand Canyon? Follow Blue Marble's cool tips
  16. Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument: Hidden Gem of The Colorado Plateau
    25 Mar, 2017
    Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument: Hidden Gem of The Colorado Plateau
    Say Grand Canyon.  Now add a Parashant.  What a difference a word makes!  Now repeat.  Grand Canyon-Parashant, Grand Canyon-Parashant....You get the idea.  Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument lies just to the north of the very famous, very Grand Canyon.  It protects the entire Colorado River watershed along the famed Arizona Strip, and offers some of the best outdoor adventure opportunities in the American Southwest.  Want sweeping red rock vistas?  You got it.  Want deeply-carved canyons?
  17. Grand Canyon Insider's Guide: How to Avoid the Crowds and see the Grand Canyon Your Way
    21 Mar, 2017
    Grand Canyon Insider's Guide: How to Avoid the Crowds and see the Grand Canyon Your Way
    You're finally doing it; you're going to see the Grand Canyon.  Your trip-of-a-lifetime, bucket-list-checking-off, brag-to-the-friends-and-family vacation is finally here.  You've been waiting years, planning carefully, and have everything envisioned just the way you want it.  You get through the gate, you head to the South Rim, and boom; there it is: throngs of people, multitudes of hordes, hives of enormity.  There's so many camera-toting, elbow-throwing, kid-screaming fools out here you can't
  18. A hiker in Death Hollow, Boulder Mail Trail Utah
    08 Mar, 2017
    Top 5 Backpacking Canyons of the Grand Staircase-Escalante
    Hike the best canyons in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument!
  19. Bears Ears: A Geologic and Cultural Adventure Paradise
    08 Mar, 2017
    Bears Ears: A Geologic and Cultural Adventure Paradise
    Rising from the stark and beautiful red rock country of southeast Utah is our newest National Monument, affectionately known as "The Bears Ears".  The twin buttes that serve as namesake are but one of the many features of this intensely beautiful and culturally significant landscape, designated a National Monument by President Barack Obama on December 28, 2016.  At 1.3-million acres, the newly-carved monument is just slightly larger than Grand Canyon, incredibly diverse, and humbling in
  20. The Grand Staircase: Cliff-Stepping
    05 Mar, 2017
    The Grand Staircase: Cliff-Stepping
    Why is the Grand Staircase called the Grand Staircase?  Because it sounds cool?  Well, of course because it sounds cool, but the name actually represents a very unique and important geological phenomenon that has been built over hundreds of millions of years.  Starting from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon to the hoodoo wonderland that is Bryce Canyon National Park, the Grand Staircase represents progressively younger and higher cliffs that quite literally form a staircase, as though a giant
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