Category Archive: Utah

A Stormy Hike in the Twisted Forest Followed by Brews and Blues at Brianhead Ski Resort

I admit to being a bit bummed that we’d be missing the Oktoberfest at Brianhead this year so I was excited when our friend Lori told us that our time in Utah would… Continue reading

Overlooks and Forest: Hiking the Virgin River Rim Trail

In the market for another relatively flat (= less than 1,000 feet in elevation gain) hike, I suggested Tom and I hike one of the prettier sections of the Virgin River Rim Trail… Continue reading

Meadow Magic: Mushrooms, Strawberries, and Brook Trout in the Fishlakes

Terry, who spends a good amount of time camping in the Fishlakes every year, was eager to show us a meadow he’d come upon last year. Unfortunately mid-September snows last fall had closed… Continue reading

Acclimation on the Lower Blowhard Trail

As I mentioned in my last post, I was really excited to do some hiking while we were back in Utah. The only problem was that we’d been doing a lot more time… Continue reading

Brief Stop at Mesa Falls and Terry’s Garden Treasures

While we had been building in Rexburg we drove out to Mesa Falls on our weekend off. Originally we planned on a hike or two in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest but the consecutive… Continue reading

Wind Cave Trail and the Drive up Logan Canyon to Bear Lake

A couple weeks back Tom and I had eyed Bear Lake, which straddles the Utah-Idaho border, as a possible stop. And with the late season storms having snowed in many of northern Utah’s… Continue reading

In and Around Capitol Reef

Capitol Reef is both Tom’s and mine favorite national park in Utah and since we were heading east on Scenic Byway 12 it seemed like a perfect opportunity to stop. After we found… Continue reading

Hiking the Behunin Creek Trail to Bear Flat

We often find good places on accident and such was the case with the Behunin Creek Trail. As we traveled east along Scenic Byway 12 we’d had our eyes open for a hike… Continue reading

Walking Along the East Fork of the Sevier River

After a couple days hiking the rim of the plateau we thought we’d take some time to enjoy the splendor of the river valley we’d been driving across every day. The East Fork… Continue reading

Hiking the Rim of the Paunsaugunt Plateau

After the closing on the house we began our journey by heading east over the mountains to a section of national forest on the Paunsaugunt Plateau. The plateau was within range for day… Continue reading