Monthly Archive: April, 2017

Snowshoeing Around Gooseberry Point. Apparently.

On many occasions I’ve spent hours walking off-trail in the backcountry only to scramble up something and stumble upon a trail or forest road. It has also happened that I have randomly chosen… Continue reading

Hiking in Proctor Canyon

Our hike with Terry in Proctor Canyon was another instance of us deciding to explore an area we hadn’t hiked in before. Tom had initially suggested we explore one of the canyons to… Continue reading

Adventures in the Fishlake Mountains

For our next outing Abby and I headed north and drove over the pass on Route 20 en route to the eastern side of the Tushar Mountains. I didn’t have a goal when… Continue reading

Hiking in the Eastern Pine Valley Mountains

For our next hike Tom selected an uncharted section of the Pine Valley Mountains to explore. We had seen a road going out from the Browse exit off I-15 but none of us… Continue reading

Explorations in the Mountains Around Red Creek Reservoir

With so much public land in the area surrounding Cedar City it isn’t difficult to find new places to explore. It is slightly more difficult however to decide which new place to explore.… Continue reading

Meditation in the Mountains: Look Up, Listen.

I went 32 years of my life thinking that the best possible sound was that of the waves crashing against the shore. But I have been corrected: The most incredible, soul-filling sound in… Continue reading

Zion National Park, Part 8: Coalpits and Scoggins Wash

We had driven past the trailhead on SR-9 for Coalpits Wash numerous times but finally got around to hiking th trail a couple weeks ago on a day when the temperatures were a… Continue reading

Santa Clara Petroglyphs

After a morning of chores Tom and I decided to take advantage of the cool, cloudy weather to head down to the desert and see a petroglyph site he’d recently heard of. Located… Continue reading

Snowshoeing at Webster Flat and (Possibly) on the Virgin River Rim Trail. Or, You Wanted to See More Pictures of Aspen Trees, Right?

I chose Webster Flat for my next snowshoeing outing because well, it’s mostly flat, but still has some nice vistas down the Grand Staircase. As I learned on my second snowshoeing excursion, it… Continue reading

An Immediate Return to Second Left Hand Canyon. With a Truck.

As Tom and I explored the lower regions of Second Left Hand Canyon we knew that we needed to enlist our friend Terry and his truck in order to get beyond where we’d… Continue reading