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Yurts with Friends

Yurts with Friends

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At the end of Ben’s final semester of grad school, we’d planned to head to Boulder for his graduation. Ben has never been much of one for pomp and circumstance though so when one of my own grad school friends invited us to Gooseberry Mesa to spend the weekend in a yurt, we jumped at […]

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 […]

Zion National Park- Keyhole Canyon

Zion National Park- Keyhole Canyon

The next morning, we had only one goal- to tackle Keyhole Canyon on our own. We secured a permit at the  visitor’s center and then headed up to the trailhead. Since we were solo canyoneering for the first time, I was a tiny bit nervous, but another couple was heading in just in front of […]

Zion National Park- Instruction

Zion National Park- Instruction

The drive from Salt Lake City to Southern Utah is the best this time of year.  The fields and hills are still green before returning to their usual golden brown, and the temperatures are quite pleasant.  In some of our last available weeks before the intense summer heat hits down South, we spent the weekend […]

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 […]

Return to Kanarra Canyon

Return to Kanarra Canyon

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It is Labor Day once again – and for the second year in a row that means spending some time with Bree’s extended family at their cabin near Brian Head Ski Resort.  We were so enamored with Kanarra Canyon last year that we decided to spend Saturday morning hiking up the beautiful slot. We were […]

The Killer Hike of Unparalleled and Freezing Doom…

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    This week was Spring Break – and as you all know, I cannot enjoy a spring break without nearly killing myself on some totally awesome adventure…well this week was no exception.  Coincidentally, Spence invited us on a slot canyon hike down in Southern Utah during the week – along with his friend Jeanine […]