Category Archive: Utah

All the Colors

I swear the more I hike in Southwest Utah the longer my list of places I want to hike gets. This spot was one I’d visited a couple times before but it wasn’t… Continue reading

Accidental Trespassing

This post could properly be titled “New Explorations is Familiar Places, Part 2” since our two-part excursion that day followed the same method of (1) picking a place on the map, (2) determining… Continue reading

New Explorations in Familiar Places

Unless we’re in a place we haven’t been before or we’re in an ecologically sensitive area, we spend the majority of our time hiking off-trail in national forests and on BLM land. This… Continue reading

Bushwacking in the Desert. Or, What Happens When Tom Let’s Me Decide Where to Hike.

Our next hike Tom and I went alone since Terry had to work. It was (still) snowing in the mountains and while reviewing options Tom stated nothing was really a standout to him… Continue reading

Red Cliffs: Sculpted Canyons and Plateaus

Tom and I took a few days to travel to Southern California to see his daughter and family but once we returned to Terry’s house we set off on our next hike. Storms… Continue reading

Exploratory Hiking in First Left Hand Canyon

The day after we hiked in the foothills of the Pine Valley Mountains Terry and I decided to head up Parowan Canyon to see if, 2 years after the Brian Head Fire, a… Continue reading

Back to Hiking with Terry: The Return to Southern Utah

And finally it was time to return to Utah. Our last time in the southwest area of the state where we lived had been in August 2017, only a few months after we… Continue reading

Trying to Climb to the Top of Things: Another Run up the Whipple Trail

I have mentioned this a few times before, most recently in my previous post about hiking the Skyline Trail, but I have an innate need of some sort to climb to the top… Continue reading

A Second Attempt at the Skyline Trail

The 8.3 mile one way (16.6 mile round trip) Skyline Trail was one I partially did in September 2015. Due to a combination of factors I was unable to do the whole 16… Continue reading

Hitting Up My Favorite Hike in Utah

Ashdown Gorge is my favorite hike in Utah. It also happens to be Tom and Terry’s favorite and was thus on our must-do list while we were visiting. Though we were eager to… Continue reading