Tag Archive: Utah

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

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

Hike into Washington Hollow

We had been meaning to explore a few more of the established trails in the south section of the Red Cliffs (usually called the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve) and with the weather suddenly… Continue reading

Hiking to see “The Tree” in the Red Cliffs

Our first planned hike in Utah was to scramble around at our beloved Red Cliffs. Located 40 minutes south and 2.500 feet in elevation below us, the conservation area and adjoining section of… Continue reading

Our First Few Weeks Back in Utah

As I mentioned in my last post, we’ve been back in Utah for a few weeks now – actually about 4 weeks as I’m writing this. Instead of diving back into our usual… Continue reading

Petroglpyhs and Dinosaur Tracks in Parowan Canyon

Parowan Gap, a 3-mile long wind gap first cut into the bedrock by an ancient river, is an interesting geological feature that has long attracted visitors, from migrating prehistoric tribes to Mormon pioneers… Continue reading

The Exceptional Water Canyon

Our hike in Water Canyon was undoubtedly one of the best hikes we’ve done in southern Utah. The canyon had come to our attention last fall but with our October and November travels… Continue reading

Halloween Hike to Ghost Flats. Or, the Abbadog Hikes Again.

With Abby finally ready for her first real hike we were in the market for something short and easy. Red Canyon is only a couple miles from the house and offers some nice… 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