After work on Friday, December 8th 2006, I waved a temporary goodbye to my wife and family before heading south in my Ford Explorer for a weekend of visiting Indian petroglyphs in southern Utah. I spent the night at a motel in Monticello Utah which gave me the opportunity to take morning pictures the next […]
Arch Hunting Above Spring Canyon and the...
With another Saturday promising clear and warm weather, David and I again jumped in my Ford Explorer and headed south. This time we wanted to visit some natural arches and bridges above Spring Canyon and along the rim of the Green River, west of Moab Utah. Just before hitting Moab, we turned west on the […]
Exploring Mineral Canyon Near Moab
The summer days are over and the nights are getting cooler. My yard and garden isn’t requiring as much maintenance now. This is an important time of the year for me. For a short period of time, it isn’t too hot or too cold for hiking and it is easier to get away for a Saturday […]
Hiking Upper Salt Creek
Friday morning, September 15th, David and I took the day off from our respective jobs so we could load up my Ford Explorer again and head south for a day exploring new areas of southern Utah. This time we headed for the far southern end of Canyonlands National Park also called The Needles. From the […]
September Arch Hunting Around Escalante
Friday evening after work, my brother David and I loaded up the Explorer and drove down to Escalante Utah where we got a room for the night. The next morning after breakfast, we gassed the Explorer up and headed south down the Hole-in-the-Rock, which was particularly “wash boarded” this year. About the time our teeth and […]
Tunnels and Spires above Spring Canyon
Spring Canyon, west of Moab Utah, was the target of our Saturday exploring trip. The first stop was at Bartlett Arch at the head of Bartlett Wash. The second stop was at Dubinky Well where I wanted to spend some time taking pictures of the old windmill and tanks. We then headed west to “The […]
Mini Arches and Bridges in Bryce Canyon ...
After a LONG work week, I was looking forward to getting out of town for a day of exploring some place in southern Utah. David and I decided to play tourist and drive down to Bryce Canyon National Park near Tropic Utah, to hike a few of the “below the rim” trails and visit some minor […]
East of Price Utah there is a canyon called Range Creek that, for the last 50 years or so, has been private property owned by the Wilcox family. The property had recently been sold by Waldo Wilcox to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and limited access was made available to the public. Like nearby Nine-Mile Canyon, […]
Back of Checkerboard Mesa in Zions Natio...
Saturday morning, David and I loaded up the Explorer with over-night bags and headed south to explore areas in and around Zions National Park. Just after Cedar City Utah, we took a road just north of Kanarraville Utah which headed east up the mountain. We then took back roads heading south which we were hoping […]
Bayles Ranch Arch
Friday evening after work, David and I headed for Blanding Utah and spent the night at a motel. The next morning, we headed north towards Mt. Linnaeus and then northwest along the face of the mountain. We parked along the gravel road above Bayles Canyon and proceeded to bushwhack our way down the steep hill to […]