Tag Archive: Dixie National Forest

Hike on the Golden Wall Loop Trail

With recent higher-than-usual temperatures Tom, Terry, and I agreed to not chose a lower elevation hike for our next outing. Running through our to-do list Terry reminded us of a national forest trail… Continue reading

Whipple Valley Trail and Pine Valley Recreation Area

The trails on the west side of the Pine Valley Mountains were something we’d meant to check our sooner but just hadn’t yet, despite our awesome hike last spring up the southeastern face… Continue reading

Henderson Hill and Noah’s Ark Trails

There are three short hikes in the beautiful First Left Hand Canyon though I had previously only done the Vermillion Castle Trail which is directly across the canyon from the mile-long Noah’s Ark… 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

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

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