Tag Archive: Ashdown Gorge Wilderness

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

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

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

Tom’s Nephew and Family Come to Visit

Fortunately for us, Tom’s nephew’s family vacation was scheduled to pass through our part of southwest Utah, and so after they spent a few days at Zion they headed north to stay with… Continue reading

Lower Blowhard Trail to Crystal Springs and Potato Hollow

The lower section of the Blowhard Trail is the one major trail I’ve been meaning to hike for the past year. Beginning in the gorge and following the border of the Ashdown Wilderness,… Continue reading

Visitors from St. Louis! Revisiting Yant Flat and Ashdown Gorge with Nancy and Tim

We were so excited when we heard Tom’s niece Nancy and her husband Tim were coming to Utah. They had graciously hosted us twice at their house in St. Louis, showing us (mostly… Continue reading

The Twisted Forest and Oktoberfest at Brian Head

I had seen quite a few bristlecone pines since returning to Utah but there is an area on the north rim of Cedar Breaks named the Twisted Forest that was on my list… Continue reading

Ashdown Gorge via the Rattlesnake Trail

I have been SO excited to share this with you all. I go on a lot of amazing hikes and have been to a lot of amazing places, but this hike was absolutely,… 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