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
Last night I camped behind the reef near Goblin Valley. The views there were great and the stars were superb until the moon came out. This morning I headed into Goblin Valley to do what hiking is available and hang with the little goobers. Goblins were everywhere! Hanksville has my favorite gas station.
Last July, I went to Alaska with Keya and my family. We had a family reunion on an Alaskan Cruise. While the cruise was certainly nice, I much preferred being off ship. The majority of photos are taken when Keya and I did some exploring, camping, and hiking during the stops.
Ghost towns, mountain passes, a wildfire, and a Corgi
Obviously, I have to lead with the picture of Pueblo the Corgi. I mean look at this little buddy! Last weekend, right after the Fjallraven Classic USA, Keya and I met our friends, Veronica and Evan, near Jefferson. Then we headed up some mountain passes to find ghost towns! We started on Boreas Pass on… Continue reading Ghost towns, mountain passes, a wildfire, and a Corgi
Fjallraven Classic USA 2018
Well, we did it. Thirty miles in three days on the Colorado trail. Beau already did a great writeup of last year’s Fjallraven Classic USA. Definitely give it a read if you are interested.Some notes from my experience: I packed light opting for the (not super comfy) bivy sack instead of a tent. Because we didn’t… Continue reading Fjallraven Classic USA 2018
Under the ledge
Last weekend we headed down into the Canyonlands in Utah. It is one of my very favorite places to be and one of the most pristine environments I have experienced. Where we went is definitely the road less traveled. In fact, it’s impossible to get to for most vehicles. Usually, it’s super photogenic, but it… Continue reading Under the ledge