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

Arizona Trail to Fisher Point

Our last day in Flagstaff we decided to hike a segment of the Arizona Trail out to Fisher Point, known for it’s views over the west end of Walnut Canyon. I followed some… Continue reading

Aspen Everywhere: Indian Springs and Viet Springs

After our morning hike at Red Mountain we needed another short hike and so as Tom drove east back towards Flagstaff I scanned through the available (read: not inaccessible due to mud) options… Continue reading

Inside the Volcano: Red Mountain

The weather forecast had called for more of the same violent thunderstorms of our first full day in Flagstaff, but we got lucky, awakening to a mostly cloudless blue sky. After confirming that… Continue reading

A Stormy Hike Up Elden Mountain and a Mini Brewery Tour of Flagstaff

We’d already been snowed and hailed upon staying in Alpine at 8,000 feet but with the immediate and mid-range forecast further deteriorating we decided we needed to decamp. The problem was that the… Continue reading