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
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!
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
Goblin Valley is an amazing little park that is not much more than a blip on the Utah topo map. That said, it’s pretty well packed with photo opportunities and places to explore. It also has some extremely clear night skies and nearby camping for you space photographers. On the way out, Keya found us… Continue reading Goblin Valley 2019
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.
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