Tag Archive: Dixie National Forest

Snowshoeing Around Gooseberry Point. Apparently.

On many occasions I’ve spent hours walking off-trail in the backcountry only to scramble up something and stumble upon a trail or forest road. It has also happened that I have randomly chosen… Continue reading

Hiking in Proctor Canyon

Our hike with Terry in Proctor Canyon was another instance of us deciding to explore an area we hadn’t hiked in before. Tom had initially suggested we explore one of the canyons to… Continue reading

Hiking in the Eastern Pine Valley Mountains

For our next hike Tom selected an uncharted section of the Pine Valley Mountains to explore. We had seen a road going out from the Browse exit off I-15 but none of us… Continue reading

Explorations in the Mountains Around Red Creek Reservoir

With so much public land in the area surrounding Cedar City it isn’t difficult to find new places to explore. It is slightly more difficult however to decide which new place to explore.… Continue reading

Meditation in the Mountains: Look Up, Listen.

I went 32 years of my life thinking that the best possible sound was that of the waves crashing against the shore. But I have been corrected: The most incredible, soul-filling sound in… Continue reading

Snowshoeing at Webster Flat and (Possibly) on the Virgin River Rim Trail. Or, You Wanted to See More Pictures of Aspen Trees, Right?

I chose Webster Flat for my next snowshoeing outing because well, it’s mostly flat, but still has some nice vistas down the Grand Staircase. As I learned on my second snowshoeing excursion, it… Continue reading

An Immediate Return to Second Left Hand Canyon. With a Truck.

As Tom and I explored the lower regions of Second Left Hand Canyon we knew that we needed to enlist our friend Terry and his truck in order to get beyond where we’d… Continue reading

Snowshoeing in Cedar Breaks and Around Bear Flat

My second snowshoeing outing came a couple days after my first. Ever since the first time I overlooked the miles of hoodoos in Cedar Breaks I’ve wanted to see them in the snow.… Continue reading

On Fear and Snowshoeing

I have been thinking a lot recently about fear. I have also encountered it a lot. Fear unconsciously drives our lives, causing all of us to make (or significantly, to not make) the… Continue reading

Return to the Land of Whipped Cream: More Exploring in Pine Park

Terry and I had hiked around the other-worldly formations at Pine Park last year, agreeing to return before we had even left. After we gushed about it to Tom he was eager to… Continue reading