12804 ft / 3903 m Strava failed so I don’t have an accurate elevation gain or distance, but it was between a 12 and 14 mile hike with around 2000-2500ft vertical. We hiked up the backside starting at the Lake Evelyn trailhead. We finally hiked up that mountain we can see from our house. It’s… Continue reading Byers Peak
Yesterday, the sky grew dark again – similar to a cloudy day, but with a bit of a reddish hue. After living in smoke for months last year, we knew exactly what it was without having to open the curtains. We were downwind of another fire. I opened up one of the usual Colorado fire… Continue reading Fire
These are from a few weeks ago.
And holy heck are we ready for it! Let’s get to snowboarding, skiing, snowshoeing, natural hot springs, and playing in the snow! Keya and I already hit the slopes at A Basin October 27th. It was fantastic. Even for only two open runs. Let it snow!
We briefly stopped at Kodachrome Basin and found an ideal camping spot outside of the park. It was quite the surreal place to set up camp with soft warm sand to sleep on and plenty of view.
Canyon country never fails to put me in a constant state of childlike awe. Grand Staircase-Escalante is a prime example with sprawling canyons. On this trip, we made a special effort to navigate over to the Zebra slot canyon and the Tunnel slot. The Zebra, was the slimmest I’ve been in. I actually couldn’t safely… Continue reading Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
There are two gas stations I’m particularly fond of in Utah. The first is Jackass Joe’s UFO Jerky. It is just off I-70 at the Crescent Junction exit. It’s a perfect spot to get some snacks before heading south to Utah or further west. It also has some fine Root Beer. The second place is… Continue reading Unusual attractions