12 results found for category "Hikes"

South Coyote Buttes

South Coyote Buttes

Arriving back at the car after four hours in Buckskin Gulch, we were tired and we spent quite a while rallying ourselves to get moving again. Sitting in the car for the rest of the evening was tempting, but we had permits for South Coyotte Buttes good for that day only, and so we drove our […]

Back to Buckskin Gulch

Back to Buckskin Gulch

Just shortly after we were married, our then landlord invited us on a trip hike in Southern Utah. I literally remember Googling the term “slot canyon” and being wildly impressed that such a thing even existed. We went on the trip, totally unprepared for the outdoor adventure that awaited us and had the most memorable […]

Encore

Encore

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The night had been frigid, and we spent it wearing every piece of clothing we had and tucked deep into our sleeping bags. Even so, we still felt the penetrating chill inhabiting our tents. When dawn finally broke, we were like cold blooded reptiles, slow to get moving in the absence of the warming sun. […]

A Celebration

A Celebration

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Anyone who knows me well knows that I’m really not that into birthdays, especially mine. I don’t care for being the center of attention, I’m not much of one for accumulating a lot of things, and am always ok to pass on cake. About the only thing about a traditional birthday celebration I am interested in […]

Rainforests

Rainforests

One of the things we were most excited about in Olympic National Park was the opportunity to visit the Hoh Rainforest, one of the wettest places in the continental United States. For a couple of desert dwellers where almost every day is sunny, visiting somewhere so green and lush in the middle of July was […]

Summer of Local

Summer of Local

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With summer now in full swing, we are constantly battling the comparison between what we were doing this time last year, and our current summer plans which are a little less exciting. To curb our wanderlust however, we’ve been overcome with the realization there is actually a lot to do here in Utah. With that […]

Angels Landing

Angels Landing

It was a very long night back at camp with wind rusting our rain fly and my terrible cough that I’ve been fighting for weeks.  I felt like I hadn’t slept a wink when we heard Ben’s parents break camp at 6 AM and head home. Left on our own, Ben and I debated quite […]

Hidden Canyon

Hidden Canyon

Since Bree hadn’t ever seen a lot of the main attractions at Zion National Park, our shuttle ride down the canyon included a stop at Weeping Rock.  Weeping Rock has a notoriously short walk to the rock ledge which drips a continuous flow of water from the rock. The rock is fine for a visit, […]

Zion Narrows in October

Zion Narrows in October

In an effort to cheat the cold weather which is looming ever more ominously as we near the end of fall, Bree and I have made it a tradition to take a camping trip in Southern Utah toward the end of the season.  This year, we decided to take a weekend at Zion National Park […]

Hiking Adam’s Canyon

Hiking Adam’s Canyon

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After a successful morning at the REI garage sale, where I scored a sweet pair of Vibram toe shoes for half price, I was set on trying them out on some real man-terrain.  Colton, Miara, and Bree wanted to go and do something interesting and preferably wet due to the heat, so we settled on […]

Fall Foliage at Elephant Rock

Fall Foliage at Elephant Rock

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It had been a while since we visited the place where Ben proposed, so for our Friday date we headed up Mueller Park canyon to view the leaves and get some fresh air.  We couldn’t have asked for better weather.  I always love the time the hike gives us to walk and chat and check […]

Sliding Rock

Sliding Rock

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This weekend we took a little trip to Alpine in order to find out about the sliding rock.  It is apparently a really slick rock that a spring-fed river flows over.  Naturally, it makes a good water slide.  It is a little bit of a hike on a dusty road to get there, but it […]