Category Archive: Utah

Going to Look at an Arch in the Red Cliffs

The morning after we returned to Tom’s house we headed south to do some food shopping – much needed after our four months traveling. On our way we stopped for a mid-morning hike… Continue reading

Viewpoints and Walks on I-70 in Utah

West of Green River, Interstate 70 enters the San Rafael Swell, an upwelling or anticline that has faulted and been worn down through erosion. What remains is a fantastic collection of a mesas,… Continue reading

Loving Autumn in the Utah Mountains: A Preview

Since I arrived back in Utah three weeks ago I’ve been inspired by the coming of – and now the arrival of – autumn in the mountains. On my walks in the morning… Continue reading

Goblin Valley State Park, Utah

Goblin Valley State Park, located northeast of Capitol Reef National Park, is famous for its thousands of hoodoos but, unlike many hoodoos in other areas of southwest, the eroded sandstone columns here bear… Continue reading

San Rafael Swell Area (BLM), Utah

We arrived at Goblin Valley State Park in the late afternoon and after claiming a spot to set up camp on the adjacent BLM San Rafael Swell Area, we decided to look for… Continue reading

Driving Through Utah and Colorado

On the trip east we chose the scenic route and Tom graciously volunteered to drive during those stretches when I would want to enjoy the view. We made numerous stops at overlooks but… Continue reading

Red Cliffs Conservation Area, Part 4: White Reef and a Canyon Exploration

On our last hike in southwest Utah before heading east we went back to the Red Cliffs and decided to walk along the ridge of the white sandstone reef in front of the… Continue reading

Lions Head and Duncan Springs Trails, Dixie National Forest

On recommendation from a friend we took the short drive out to see a collection of pictographs at the Lion’s Head in Dixie National Forest and while we were there, found a trail… Continue reading

Zion National Park, Part 5: Observation Point

Our previous hike to Yant Flat had been incredibly amazing but Observation Point is in another class. It easily makes my top five favorite hikes of all time. The trail is on the… Continue reading

Yant Flat, Dixie National Forest. And Llamas.

I had been amazed the previous day in Zion National Park, but the hike to Yant Flat was beyond fantastic, instantly becoming one of my favorite places ever. The trail begins about ten… Continue reading