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- The Wait: Life and Death in Yellowstone
- Malheur Wildlife Refuge
- The Christmas Tree Hunt
- The Montana Bird Project
- Too Close
- Up Coyote Gulch: In Through the Crack in the Wall and Out the Scary “Sneaker Route”
- Small Wonders
- Sandhill Cranes in the Smoke
- Six Days in Grizzly Country: A Backpack in the Scapegoat Wilderness
- Backpack to the “Not Unduly Spectacular.” Curly Lake, Tobacco Root Mountains.
- Bigfoot in the Park and Other Wonders of Glacier
- Travels with my Coffee Cup
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Category Archives: Southwest hikes
I’m clinging to a sandstone fin, a hundred feet above Coyote Gulch. Stuck. Can’t go up, can’t go down, should be able to creep sideways, but that would involve looking down, and I don’t think that’s a good idea. Well. … Continue reading
My coffee cup has had a good life. And it ain’t done yet.
Cacti have spines. I know that. I mean, it’s really pretty obvious. What I didn’t know until too late is that some cacti have really tiny spines: so tiny that you don’t notice them. It would have helped to know … Continue reading
This looks like a pretty good fall campsite, don’t you think? Lots of afternoon sun , reflected warmth from the canyon walls during the night, nice clear water in pot holes fifty feet away, and even a cute little … Continue reading
It doesn’t get much better than spending days wandering the canyons and gulches of Cedar Mesa, looking for rock art and ruins. Sometimes you know exactly what you’re looking for, since many folks have been there before, and the … Continue reading
It’s not supposed to be cold and windy in southeastern Utah at the end of April. I’d envisioned clear blue skies, warm sun, and hiking in shorts and short sleeves. What we got was highs in the 40s, and 25 … Continue reading
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
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