Monthly Archive: July, 2016

Return to the Redwoods

I spent the next few days revisiting the Redwoods – specifically Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park, and Redwoods National Park – soaking up the stillness of the… Continue reading

California Coast, Part 2: Big Sur, More California Beaches, Point Arena Lighthouse, and Some Amazing Beer at North Coast Brewing Company

My next couple days traveling up the coast before hitting the Redwoods were definitely more sunny, lightening the sapphire blue water in the coves as I neared Big Sur. The stretch of California… Continue reading

California Coast, Part 1: Solace, Beaches, Elephant Seals, Other Seals, Otters, a Hike, a Lighthouse, and a Stop at 927 Beer Company

The third week of April I left Utah for a 2 week solo trip, starting just north of Morro Bay on the California Coast. I had seen stretches of the Pacific Coast in… Continue reading

Ice Cream Sundae Rocks: Pine Park, Dixie National Forest

We had gotten wind of some unique volcanic formations out near the Nevada border and were planning on checking them out but at the last minute Tom couldn’t come so Terry and I… Continue reading

Zion National Park, Part 7: East Rim Trail and Backcountry Exploring off Kolob Terrace Road

The East Rim Trail in Zion was a new hike for Tom and I as well as Terry. Beginning from the park boundary, the trail is an 11 mile walk towards the east… Continue reading

Oak Grove Trail, Pine Valley Mountain Wilderness

The Oak Grove Trail was a fantastic hike up into the Pine Valley Mountains Wilderness. Though the trail is south facing we encountered quite a bit of snow and mud above 8,000 feet… Continue reading

Fiddlers Canyon and a Hike Up Ash Creek Canyon in Dixie National Forest

The hike in Fiddler’s Canyon was really only supposed to be a morning dog walk, but it got more complicated – and more scenic – and so deserves to have a few photos… Continue reading

A Hike from Silver Rim Trailhead and Two Exploratory Missions in the Red Cliffs

The Red Cliffs area is one of our go to places for hiking in the shoulder seasons or when it’s just chilly. And so, after we returned from our New Mexico/Arizona excursions in… Continue reading

The Magical Landscapes of Utah: Cross Country Exploring with a Return through Buckskin Gulch and Wire Pass

As I’ve written time and time again, Utah is a spectacular, amazing state. But for all the myriad of treasures packed into the state, the areas around Buckskin Gulch and Coyote Buttes (home… Continue reading