Zion and the Subway, UT

2018-11-05T12:31:48-07:00September 24th, 2018|Utah|

The Native American Paiute tribes called this area Mukuntuweap, but the National Park Service decided that the adopted Mormon name, Zion, was easier for the masses to pronounce.   The park’s striking vertical topography is what draw visitors [...]

Coyote Gulch, UT

2018-11-04T16:24:49-07:00September 8th, 2018|Utah|

Located in the vast Grand Staircase-Escalante desert, Coyote Gulch is a winding, semi-narrow canyon that snakes its way down through incredible red rock country, and joins with the Escalante River just above Lake Powell.  Mike hiked [...]

Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

2016-12-21T17:11:29-07:00November 4th, 2016|Utah|

Capitol Reef is in south-central Utah's red rock country, and was a "new" National Park for us.  Scenic highway 12 is rated the #2 most beautiful highway in the world (behind Milford, New Zealand), curving 124 [...]

Camping in the Maze, Canyonlands

2016-11-22T16:36:28-07:00October 19th, 2016|Utah|

Canyonlands National Park has a section called the "Maze" which is known to be rugged and remote.  Visitors must be prepared for self-sufficiency and isolation.   That's why we turned back after one night, as [...]

Monument Valley UT

2016-05-19T12:40:15-07:00April 28th, 2016|Utah|

Monument Valley is a small part of the 16 million acres over 5 states that represent Navajo tribal land.  John Wayne and John Ford returned frequently to this popular spot for filming western movies.   [...]

Arches, Jeeps and Bridges in Moab

2015-05-04T11:49:42-07:00April 25th, 2015|Utah|

Arches has been a National Park since 1971.  With over 2,000 sandstone arches in a 120 square mile area, it's a wild array of natural shapes and a photographers delight.  It's also a study in erosion. [...]

Bryce Canyon, jewel of Utah

2015-05-04T14:15:27-07:00April 21st, 2015|Utah|

One of my favorite National Parks, Bryce a compact 56 miles.  Candy corn colored spires  look like they're from a Dr. Seuss book.  This park absolutely glows in morning and late afternoon light.  The highest [...]

Jeeping in Moab, Utah

2017-09-14T09:49:01-07:00March 22nd, 2014|Utah|

Not all the arches in Moab are in the national park.Witness Jug Handle arch - you need just theright angle to even realize it's there.Hmmm.  Should we take our rental jeepon this trail?Our friend Aron [...]

Zion Narrows Part 2, UT

2017-09-14T09:49:03-07:00October 27th, 2013|Utah|

The deepest point of the canyon haswalls rising 1300' feet, with a narrowwidth.  This section is called Wall Street.A magic moment - a buck nimbly galloped through the boulders across from our camp and stopped to observe the human [...]

Zion Narrows Hike, UT

2017-09-14T09:49:03-07:00October 26th, 2013|Utah|

Looking warm and dry, David, Amber, Adam, Adina,Mike, me, Dan and Vicki.  (Missing David Russell, who volunteered to take the photo.) We each had a poleas high as our shoulder and matching water shoes.Cheered by a [...]