Skip to main content

You’re fired!

You’re fired!

This is not a Utah hiking report but… I was on the Appalachian Trail in Virginia when I got a cell phone call letting me know that I had been laid off from my network engineer job of eleven years at Novell Inc. The layoff was company wide but that didn’t help the feeling of […]

Too hot

Too hot

 Since it is too hot to hike in southern Utah, David and I head up Big Cottonwood Canyon east of Salt Lake City, for the short hike to Donut Falls. The falls has created a natural bridge (hence the ‘donut’) but it is still only a Class C bridge. The previous week, a large boulder […]

Donut Falls Bridge

Donut Falls Bridge

Saturday we opted for a closer trip rather than driving to southern Utah to look for natural arches. David and I drove north to the Salt Lake Valley and then east up Little Cottonwood Canyon. We only went as far as Alta, just to see what it looked like now. We then drove back down […]

Spring Pinnacles

Spring Pinnacles

Saturday, David and I headed to the north end of the San Rafael Swell. This took us through the communities of Elmo, Utah… … and Cleveland, Utah. We then headed east and south into the San Rafael area to an area south of Cedar Mountain and just east of the top of Buckhorn Draw. The […]

South to Arizona

South to Arizona

My family (wife, one son, two daughters, myself) and my wife’s parents, decided to take a few days and travel to the Mesa Arizona area to see (their) family and attend the Mesa Temple Pageant. This wasn’t going to be a Utah arch hunting trip but I was hoping to perhaps find an Arizona natural […]

Hiking Negro Bill

Hiking Negro Bill

There was still plenty of Utah to explore so David and I headed south to Moab for the day. Just after crossing the Colorado River bridge north of Moab, we turned east along the south bank of the river. One of the first side canyons on the south (right) included a Class C natural arch […]