The week before Christmas, I decided to take a solo trip to southern Utah where there was no winter and no worries about Christmas shopping. I headed to Kanab Utah, on the Arizona border, and then turned eastward heading towards Lake Powell. My first destination was the Rimrock Hoodoos on the north side of the […]
Aunt Sam and Jacob Hamblin Arch
My aunt “Sam” flew down from her home in the Oregon/Washington area so that David and I can take her hiking in southern Utah. We decided to day-hike into Coyote Gulch and visit Jacob Hamblin Arch by taking the cliff entrance. We can then hike down to Coyote Natural Bridge and back out the same […]
Fisher Towers and Big Bro Arch
It is the beginning of Fall in Utah with trees in the higher elevations turned to brilliant golden colors. It is finally cool enough to safely hike during the middle of the day again in southern Utah. Saturday morning, my brother David and I drive down to Moab Utah for the day. From Moab, we head […]
On August 28th, I decided to take a solo drive down to Emery Utah so I could explore nearby Quitchupah Creek and take pictures of the Indian pictographs and petroglyphs located there. There was talk of building a coal mine access road up the canyon and I wanted to see the area before it was […]
Finding Laurel and Hardy… Arches
I really look forward to Saturday explorations of some new corner of southern Utah. On this day, David and I loaded up my Ford Explorer and headed for and area just outside the southern end of Capital Reef National Park, by way of Boulder Mountain and the Tantalus Flats road. We wanted to hike to […]
Hot Time in the Moab Area
It was the end of July and even though it had cooled off a few degrees since the first of the month, it was still TOO hot to do much outdoors. But that didn’t stop my brother David and me, from planning a day in the Moab Utah area, driving around in an air-conditioned Ford […]
Sheep Creek Bennett Homestead and Lots o...
Saturday morning, my brother David and I drove out to Vernal Utah which is where we grew up. (The rest of my family had other commitments so David and I decided to go alone.) We then drove north up Taylor Mountain to the Sheep Creek area, near Flaming Gorge Reservoir and south of Manila Utah. Here, […]
Temple Mountain, Wild Horse Window and G...
Saturday morning, David and I drove down to the southeast side of the San Rafael Swell. Our first stop was North Temple Wash where we drove up the wash, stopping to take pictures of an interesting rock spire as well as a small class ‘D’ natural arch. At the top of the was, we also stopped […]
The Ancients Must Have Liked Natural Arc...
Friday afternoon, David and I left work early so we could drive to the southeastern Utah area for a weekend of hiking, photography and exploring. We stayed that night in Blanding Utah. After breakfast the next morning, we headed west to Natural Bridges National Monument. Once in the park, we wanted to head for Kachina Bridge, which is […]
Finishing up Arch Hunting in Arches Nati...
With a long week of work behind us, David and I headed south on Saturday morning to look for natural arches in one of the last corners of Arches National Park that we hadn’t yet covered. We entered the park from the northwest corner, down Salt Valley. (No, this was not unethical since I held […]