The weather was forecasted to be pretty nice. I wasn’t going to be skiing for while. A mid-winter break to the desert just felt like the right thing to do.
A cool 12 mile run near Moab, up Pritchett Canyon and down the Hunter’s Rim trail above Hunter’s Canyon.
Taking it all in under Neville’s Arch, deep in Owl Canyon. You can barely make out Christy (in red) beneath. We recently made a trip to Fish and Owl Canyons down in Cedar Mesa. It’s a region of Southeastern Utah that’s home to canyons, mountains, forested mesas, impressive sandstone formations and considerable Native American history. (more…)
At the far southern end of the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park is a valley called Salt Creek. The Salt Creek region is full of ancient ruins and petroglyphs unlike other areas of this National Park.
Christy standing in “The Windows” with Turret Arch behind, in Arches National Park. Since it was cold in the mornings we headed out to shoot some photos to allow the temperature to warm before hitting the trails. We like to say we’re just playing the hand we’ve been dealt. That is, when current conditions don’t allow for certain activities, just go with what’s working. In this case, we had such...
Running up one of the forks of the Navajo Loop. We love Bryce Canyon National Park. We just returned from four days of trail running and backpacking there and we were blown away by the beauty. Utah has no shortage of incredible desert scenery, the state has five National Parks to showcase it all. But through the years we had always set our sights on the other members of Utah’s...
Clearing weather allowed for a descent of the Pine Creek slot, one of the Zion classics.
We arrived with a rainstorm, so we hustled out to the Overlook and watched the waterfalls start up. The fall off-season wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the desert. I recently joined a group of friends on a trip to Zion National Park, a favorite spot in southwest Utah for some slot canyon adventures. If there’s one rule regarding slot canyons, it’s that they should always be avoided when...
Sean, in the Zion Narrows. The Zion Narrows– where the Virgin River cuts deep into the sandstone as it makes it way into Zion National Park. (more…)
Lower Buckskin Gulch The following morning, with lighter packs, we continued down Buckskin Gulch to the Paria River. It was about six miles downstream to the confluence. After a quick dunk in the river and a little playing around with quicksand, we were on our way back up the canyon. We stopped at the midway exit to grab our overnight stuff and then retraced our path to Wire Pass. (more…)