Category Archive: Utah

Yankee Meadows

Yankee Meadows is another place Tom had mentioned, an area with green meadows and streams that both feed and drain the blue waters of Yankee Reservoir. In the spring I’m told it is… Continue reading

The Twisted Forest and Oktoberfest at Brian Head

I had seen quite a few bristlecone pines since returning to Utah but there is an area on the north rim of Cedar Breaks named the Twisted Forest that was on my list… Continue reading

Ashdown Gorge via the Rattlesnake Trail

I have been SO excited to share this with you all. I go on a lot of amazing hikes and have been to a lot of amazing places, but this hike was absolutely,… Continue reading

Oh, There’s a Trail Here. Or, How I Found the Sidney Peaks Trail.

The Sidney Peaks Trail was something I stumbled across in my quest to hike in the mountains. I had been itching to explore the high mountain meadows around Brian Head Peak for the… Continue reading

More Mountain Meadows of the Fishlakes

I know it was just a couple posts ago that I first posted about my day trip to the Fishlake Mountains but what I didn’t say was that I loved them so much… Continue reading

Navajo Lake Loop Trail

The Navajo Lake Loop Trail is a 9 mile circumnavigation of the 3.5 mile long shallow lake, formed when ancient lava flows dammed runoff in the narrow valley. I should be more specific… Continue reading

A Day Trip to the Fishlake Mountains

In my quest to spend as much time in the mountains as possible before snow closed the roads, I suggested to Tom that we scout out the Fishlake National Forest to the north.… Continue reading

A Bit and a Piece: Upper Blowhard Trail Via Potato Hollow

I have a tradition of getting lost on trails. My friend Terry also seems to be prone to this. So even though our destination was a place that Terry was familiar with, we… Continue reading

Brian Head Peak and the Vermillion Castle Trail

Our visit to Brian Head Peak and the hike of the Vermillion Castle Trail were both done the same day as the Bristlecone Pine Trail and the visit to Cedar Breaks, but with… Continue reading

A Tour of the Cedar Mountains: Cedar Breaks National Monument and the Bristlecone Pine Trail

As I mentioned in my post about driving through the Rockies, big mountains make my heart sing. Now that we were back in Utah, I was ridiculously eager to go explore the local… Continue reading