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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 […]

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 […]

Unreachable Spirit

Unreachable Spirit

We were ready for another natural arch hunting trip to Capital Reef National Park. Usually, my brother David and I go. This time, we also took my son Cory and one of his friends. It was springtime in Utah and everyone wanted to get to the outdoors. On the way, I had to stop in […]