Canyoning in Sulfur Creek

Water is the lifeline of the desert. It brings vitality to dry earth, allows plants to sprout, and animals to flourish; even when temperatures reach well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. As a hiker (and a north-westerner through and through), I also love water for it’s beauty, refreshing spray, and fun trails. So while visiting CapitolContinue reading “Canyoning in Sulfur Creek”

White Trail, White Peaks, Blanche Lake

After a long winter of skiing in the Wasatch Mountains, my legs needed to stretch – to hit the trail, to tread softly¬†through the trees, to explore. While winter’s white hadn’t quite released its grasp at the higher levels, Lake Blanche proved its name in beauty and color. Located in the center of the TwinContinue reading “White Trail, White Peaks, Blanche Lake”

Walking on the Roof of Zion: Angel’s Landing Hike

Standing on the top of narrow spin of rock in the middle of the Zion Canyon, I watched the sun rise over the eastern hills as it illuminated the red rocks and river below. It was one of those moments. Perfect. Peaceful. Still. The day after running the Zion Half Marathon, I ventured deeper intoContinue reading “Walking on the Roof of Zion: Angel’s Landing Hike”

Sneaking through Spooky Gulch Canyon

Sometimes the best adventures are unexpected. Turning off the scenic highway 12 in Utah, I ventured down a pot-holed dirt and gravel road for 25 miles into Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. No signs. No mile markers. No cell coverage. Yet in the midst of desolation – an empty desert – the sun and beauty breakContinue reading “Sneaking through Spooky Gulch Canyon”

Hoodoos, Hoodoos, Everywhere: Hiking in Bryce Canyon National Park

Miraculous, amazing, breathtaking, majestic. Only synonyms for awe-inspiring can describe the beauty of Bryce Canyon National Park. Surrounded by Hoodoos, old shaped rock pillars left standing after years and years of erosion, I hiked down into this mystifying landscape. My photos hardly even capture this adventurer’s paradise. With only a half day to explore, IContinue reading “Hoodoos, Hoodoos, Everywhere: Hiking in Bryce Canyon National Park”