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Category Archives: Hiking
Canyonlands National Park, May 2014 “Let me keep my mind on what matters, which is my work which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished. — Mary Oliver
Slough Creek, Yellowstone National Park, January 17, 2014 We’re standing on a ridge overlooking the valley, scoping the hillsides and hoping to see a wolf. The day is sunny and calm, and not too cold, so we’re just pleased to be … Continue reading
The wind has been howling for five straight days, which means that there’s a new soundtrack accompanying me whenever I get up the gumption to go outside: Bob Dylan’s “Idiot Wind.” It’s actually not one of my favorites, and is not … Continue reading
to be more like the wonderful human being who posted this warning at a local trailhead: Happy New Year everyone!
It’s about a 10 mile roundtrip hike across Cedar Mesa, down into Grand Gulch, and up the gulch to the spectacular Big Man Pictographs. We’ve done it as a day trip, but it’s worth spending as much time as you … Continue reading
Just being out in nature is usually motivation enough to get me out on a hike, so I know I’d be willing to traipse around the canyons of southeastern Utah even if there weren’t cool ruins and rock art to be … Continue reading
I know this has been a burning question for thousands of you out there. Well, fret no more. I have the answer. Campsite Number 4. Here it is: The best part? The view! There are only 13 sites at Natural Bridges, … Continue reading
This change of seasons has got me feeling kind of blue…it’s gray and cold and drizzly outside and my morning hike on the mountain felt awfully close to work. So I started thinking about some of the cozy everyday moments that make … Continue reading
It’s time to start thinking about some desert hikes, don’t you think? The area that Zion National Park calls the Southwest Desert offers some dandy fall hikes, particularly if you’re wanting to get away from the crowds that sometimes jam up … Continue reading
When I was a kid in the 60’s, my favorite time of year was the two weeks when we took our family vacation. The five of us (or seven if Grandma and Grandpa came) piled into the Dodge station wagon: … Continue reading