Category Archive: Utah

An Afternoon Drive Along Kolob Terrace Road

About a week after Abby’s injury we decided to take a family drive as it were. Tom and I were still unwilling to leave her alone since she wasn’t walking well and she… Continue reading

Aspen Hunting Again Near Webster Flat

For the first ten days after Abby’s accident Tom and I mostly stayed at home with her together but there were two occasions where one of us went for a hike with Terry… Continue reading

A New Exploration in Spring Creek Canyon

I have hiked Spring Creek Canyon three previous times and had no intention of blogging about it again – until we hiked a whole new section. Traditionally we hike about three miles into… Continue reading

The Search for Aspens Continues on the Lower Blowhard Trail

Following the sightings of yellow aspens during the previous hike on the Upper Blowhard Trail, I was eager to hike the lower section of the Blowhard in search of more. This portion of… Continue reading

Loop from Crystal Springs to Upper Blowhard to Potato Hollow

Though the aspens above 9,000 feet had mostly lost their leaves we were hoping to find some colors on the section of the Upper Blowhard Trail just east of the Crystal Springs Trailhead… Continue reading

A Visit From Tom’s Son Nick, Part 2: Yant Flat and Kolob Terrace Road

Nick and I spent the next day continuing the sightseeing tour to the south. We started at one of my favorite places in southwest Utah – Yant Flat. I’m absolutely positive that anyone… Continue reading

A Visit From Tom’s Son Nick, Part 1: Cedar Breaks, Brian Head Peak, Mammoth Creek, Duck Creek, and the Bristlecone Pine Trail

We were so excited when Tom’s son Nick said he’d be coming to visit on his way across the country. While he was here we went sightseeing, hiking (of course), took a lot… Continue reading

Hiking in Right Hand Canyon and the Zion Canyon Music Festival

As the crow flies, Right Hand Canyon is no more than a few miles from the house but I had never hiked there. There are no existing trails where we were but there… Continue reading

Hancock Peak Trail and Some Exploring Near Brian Head Peak

Abby and I set off to do the Hancock Peak Trail one afternoon when Tom was busy; he and Terry had hiked it a number of years ago and described as a bunch… Continue reading

Afternoon Hike on Right Fork Bunker Creek Trail and Some Leaf Peeping

We decided to do the Right Fork Bunker Creek Trail because we were in the market for a shortish afternoon hike and some leaf peeping along the way: the trailhead is above 10,400… Continue reading