My family and I did a recent trip for a family reunion to Las Vegas/St. George, Utah. While here, we've been doing a lot of desert hiking. Zion's National Park is a favorite of mine and so we've done several hikes there. I put together an improvised BOB for the trip with a multi-tool, zippo lighter, water bladder, rock climbing gloves, headlamp, some water purification tabs, sunblock, and an AMK IFAK. It'd be awesome if we could have brought our actual BOBs, but traveling always imposes some new challenges. Anyways, with this in mind, I submit some fun places for a day hike, interesting bug out locations that are completely impractical, and some of the more beautiful places in the U.S.A.
Angel's Landing - a monolithic platform in Zion's that rises 1800 ft straight up from the Virgin River. You go up on a ridgeline with sheer cliffs on both sides. It's an awesome hike. About 6 miles roundtrip.
The Narrows - a deep canyon in Zion's along the Virgin River. Cliffs rise on both sides with little sunlight filtering down. While it's only about a 4 mile hike roundtrip, because you're walking upstream, it takes a while.
Snow Canyon State Park in St. George, UT. 115 degrees this day.