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Next time, use the gate

Next time, use the gate

While visiting Arches National Park near Moab, David and I encounter some Mountain Sheep near the road. After watching a ram and three ewes for a while, we continue down the road and encounter another large ram running along the fence. We pace him slowly with the vehicle waiting for him to jump the fence. […]

Sheets Draw strike two

Sheets Draw strike two

David and I head back to Sheets Draw in southern Capital Reef National Park for try number two to find Sheets Draw Arch. We take a jeep trail that climbs the reef on the north side of Sheets Draw and hike higher along the cliff edges so we can look into the deep canyon. It is hot so we limit […]

Family Arch Hunt

Family Arch Hunt

Just for a change, I go Arch Hunting with wife Nancy, brother David and daughters Chonsie and Shantisha. While David is my usual hiking companion, every now and then other members of my family want to go. (They usually go with me once, remember why they don’t go more often and then don’t want to […]

Clogged bridges and camels

Clogged bridges and camels

David and I day-trip to explore the Chicken Corners area southwest of Moab along the Green River. We stopped at Clogged Bridge and Little Bridge Arches, which are right next to the dirt road. There are lots of camel tracks in the area but we never get to see any. Apparently the camels are left over from […]

Hepworth Wash Strike Three

Hepworth Wash Strike Three

 David and I head for the Zions National Park for three days of arch hunting, taking pictures and just enjoying the area after a long winter. One day we spent hiking up the wash and trying to get into Hepworth Wash to see the natural arch located there. Third attempt at Hepworth Wash – no joy. We could barely […]