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We just got back from a few days in the Wind Rivers last night and now we are going back to the Mesa Theater this evening to see Otherwise before I go back to work on Monday and Diane starts a new semester at school.

Pop Evil & Zero 9:36

This evening Diane and I are looking forward to seeing Pop Evil again at the Mesa Theater. They always put on a great show!

Gemini Syndrome & Ovtlier

Well, tonight I am going to my first concert in over a year! The last show we went to was in March 2020, just before everything got shut down by COVID.

Ramparts Overlook

This is a recent shot from a visit to Cedar Breaks National Monument. The full trip report will be coming soon...

Gold Disk Boulder

Here's a large boulder with some huge petroglyphs on it that we found this past week in Arizona.

Big Kilt Man

This is a very cool pictograph we stumbled upon a couple of weeks ago in Canyonlands.

The Devil’s Thumb

I spent a nice windy evening with the Devil's Thumb in the Adobe Badlands yesterday evening.

Ruple Point Sunrise

I've been wanting to hike the Ruple Point Trail in Dinosaur National Monument for years, but I've been waiting for an opportunity to catch a nice sunrise from the overlook. Well, that opportunity finally came through yesterday morning!

Eight Faces (Striped Faces)

I've been trying to find these for a while now, and was finally successful this past weekend! >> The Faces of Canyonlands

First Time Bikepacking

This past weekend Diane and I went on our very first bikepacking trip. Stay tuned for that Trip Report to find out how it went for us!

20,000th Photo on Flickr

Last night I posted my 20,000th photo on Flickr and here it is...


I just got back from a great weekend on the east side of the White Rim Trail in Canyonlands National Park. I couldn't have asked for better weather in early February!

#MyFlickrYear 2020

A few stats that Flickr sent over today that I thought were interesting.

My Favorite Rock Art & Ruins Photos of 2020

I think this is probably going to be my very last post related to the year 2020. Here I'll share a few of my favorite rock art and ruins photos that I took throughout the year. You can check out my favorites from previous years here: [] [] [] []

My Ten Favorite Photos of 2020

To be honest, I really wasn't planning on making a favorite photos list for last year since I didn't feel very inspired for much of the year and didn't feel like I took many good images anyways. However, there were a few photos that I didn't want getting lost to

My Ten Favorite Trip Reports of 2020

It's the last day of the year, so I think now is a good time to look back and choose my ten favorite trip reports from 2020. Obviously, 2020 was a much different year for everyone which changed some of my plans earlier in the year, but overall I still

Year in Concerts 2020

This is the time of the year I usually make a post highlighting all of the amazing concerts we went to throughout the year, but this year is obviously going to be different since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down all concerts for the rest of the year starting in mid-March.

Arches of 2020

I visited a lot of great and interesting arches and natural bridges this year. Some I had been to before, but a lot of them were new and pretty local to me. I thought it would be fun to share photos of some of my favorites! Perseverance Arch Will Minor

Bag Night Challenge 2020

Since I am pretty sure that I'm now done camping for the rest of the year, I’ll go ahead and post up my total nights spent camping in 2020. While we had to cancel and change a number of our planned trips, especially in the spring, I am pretty happy

Campsites of 2020

While 2020 didn't quite go as planned and I had a number of trips that were either cancelled or changed, especially in the spring, I still managed to get out quite a bit and spent 70 nights camping under the stars, which I am pretty happy about! Here are a

Dead Horse Point Yurt: Under the Stars

We had a pretty great weekend mountain biking the Intrepid Trails at Dead Horse Point State Park and spent Saturday night in this yurt within the park.

Favorite Albums of 2020

Update 12/4/2020: Since it doesn't look like there are any more album releases that I am interested in for the rest of the year, I'm pretty sure that this is going to be the final list of my favorite albums of 2020, so I've now bumped it back up to

The Citadel

It's been over 11 years since the last time I visited The Citadel on Cedar Mesa, and even though I had no desire to return again for myself, I did want Diane to see these ruins at least once. So we visited on the evening of Thanksgiving hoping that it

Eardley Canyon Narrows Sunstar

Just a little sunstar from a cold and windy hike through Upper Eardley Canyon in the San Rafael Swell yesterday.

Juniper Arch

United Nations Tablet

Here's a photo of the United Nations Tablet taken just before sunset from the Canyonlands Overlook on Halloween.


For her birthday this year, Diane wanted to ride the White Rim Trail in Canyonlands National Park.

Canyons of the Paria 2020

The Upper Paria River Gorge & Sheep Creek Loop Canyons of the Paria: Lick Wash to Park Wash Cottonwood Narrows & The Paria Box The Paria River: Old Paria Townsite to Starlight Canyon Lower Hackberry Canyon to the Watson Cabin

2021 Specialized Rockhopper Comp 29

Well, I walked down to the bike shop on a break from work this morning to meet Diane so she could look for a new mountain bike, and I ended up leaving with a new bike for myself! I think I'll be outfitting this one for some bikepacking trips in

2020 Summits & Highpoints

Since I'm pretty sure that I won't be hiking any more peaks in the mountains this year, I figure that now is a good time to post my list of summits from this summer. Earlier in the season I had set a goal for myself to hike at least 30

Across the Great Basin and Back

The Loneliest Road (Trip) in America September 1-5, 2020 Great Basin National Park: Wheeler Peak The White Mountains: White Mountain Peak The Highest Point in Nevada: Boundary Peak White River Narrows & Mount Irish Petroglyphs

Smoky Sunrise

There was a lot of smoke in the air over Colorado this past weekend from all the wildfires burning in the West, but it did make for some colorful sunrises in the mountains.

The Calico Trail

This weekend I did a little hiking and peak-bagging along the Calico Trail in the Rico Mountains.

2020 Giant Escape 3

Since I now live close to the Riverfront Trail in Grand Junction again, I decided that it was time to get a more comfortable bike for the pavement rather than to continue using my old mountain bike. This morning I walked down to Brown's Cycles on my break and found

Trappers Peak

Here's a photo of Trappers Peak reflected on Wall Lake from our backpacking trip into the Flat Tops Wilderness this past weekend. I had climbed to the summit of Trappers Peak the previous evening.

As I Lay Dying – Postponed

This evening Diane and I were supposed to be at the Mesa Theater to see As I Lay Dying, but this show has now been postponed until March of next year.

Morrow Point Reservoir Double Rainbow

This weekend Diane and I went on a quick overnight backpacking trip in the Curecanti National Recreation Area and I caught this double rainbow over the Morrow Point Reservoir after waiting out a thunderstorm in the tent for a little while.

West Pollock Arch

Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness

Window Rock Tower (South American Arch)

Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness

Pop Evil 2020 – Postponed

Well, this evening we were supposed to be seeing Pop Evil at the Mesa Theater again. Hopefully we'll be able to go to the rescheduled date.