Category Archive: Utah

The Burr Trail, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

We spent five days camped out along the Burr Trail, a scenic drive that connects Route 12 at Boulder with the back way into Capitol Reef National Park. Though we intended to explore… Continue reading

Poison Ivy in Utah? Upper Calf Creek and Lower Calf Creek Falls Trails

Upper and Lower Calf Creek Falls are pretty impressive waterfalls by any definition but are exceptional for central Utah, making them a popular place to visit in Grand Staircase-Escalante. The lower falls in… Continue reading

Red Canyon: Golden Wall and Castle Bridge Trails

The Red Canyon, in the Powell Ranger District of Dixie National Forest, was the first stop on our two week trip to the northern section of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Located just west… Continue reading

Visitors from St. Louis! Revisiting Yant Flat and Ashdown Gorge with Nancy and Tim

We were so excited when we heard Tom’s niece Nancy and her husband Tim were coming to Utah. They had graciously hosted us twice at their house in St. Louis, showing us (mostly… Continue reading

Zion National Park, Part 6: Taylor Creek Trail

The Taylor Creek Trail in the Kolob Canyon section of Zion is an easy little 5 mile out and back the follows the creek up the canyon to double arch alcove. When Tom… Continue reading

The Most Spectacular Fall Colors. Or, I End Up Finding a Different Segment of the Marathon Trail.

Abbs and I were off on another random exploration when I spotted new patches of blazing colors near Brian Head Peak. Driving up to the peak revealed even more colorful sections; I could… Continue reading

More Exploring in the Fishlake Mountains

What turned out to be the last trip to the Fishlake Mountains this year wasn’t a trip with particular destination – I mainly wanted to explore some different areas to scout out hikes,… Continue reading

Bryce Canyon National Park

It took awhile, but I finally got to Bryce. I had been eagerly looking forward to seeing the amphitheater full of hoodoos and spires when I began traveling in 2013, but my arrival… Continue reading

Skyline Trail, Fishlake National Forest. Or, One of the Most Amazing Hikes I’ve Ever Been On.

Prior to departing the morning of my hike I had scoped out a few possible places, but I was unable to ascertain if my car would be able to get to the trailheads… Continue reading

An Exploration Near Aspen Mirror Lake

Our hike in the vicinity of Aspen Mirror Lake was another random exploration-slash-quest-for-foliage but there were enough really pretty photos from this area to group together into single post. Plus, I can actually… Continue reading