Tag Archive: Dixie National Forest

Water and Fire

On our last day in Utah we decided to do something a little different: rather than do a single hike we opted to do a short, new-to-some-of-us trail followed by a backcountry drive… Continue reading

Reluctant Companions: The Hike up Blowhard Mountain

So I’m willing to admit that my choice of hikes are sometimes unpopular with my companions (read: Tom, but in this case, Terry as well). And I’m also willing to admit that my… Continue reading

Alternatives to Hiking: An Afternoon at Navajo Lake

I don’t remember how Tom, Terry, and I concluded we’d hike around Navajo Lake – Terry and I had hiked the complete loop in early fall 2015 and enjoyed it – but it… Continue reading

Hancock Peak? But Maybe Just a Nice Place to Look at Aspen.

Hancock Peak, a volcanic cinder cone whose prominence rises 500 feet above the high meadows of the Markagunt Plateau, has been on my to-do hiking list for quite some time. In fact I… Continue reading

The Best of Utah High Country

The week we spent in the Sawtooths felt all too short and as the time approached for us to leave I think we both felt the tug to stay and spend more time… Continue reading

Hiking Under the Claron Formation

***Well, it was bound to happen. Writing a bunch of posts and scheduling them weeks out resulted in me inadvertently switching the order they were posted…. So this post was about the hike… Continue reading

Re-visiting the Rim of the Paunsaugunt

Our last hike before heading north was an excursion along the western rim on the Paunsaugunt. If it isn’t obvious by now I am completely enamored by the collision of color and form… Continue reading

Three Days in Heaven

We originally planned on having a week and half between leaving Terry’s house and our Habitat build in Libby, Montana but as the date neared the team leader communicated with us that they… Continue reading

Accidental Trespassing

This post could properly be titled β€œNew 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