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Starset – Postponed

This was a show that Diane and I were really looking forward to going to this year, but it's been postponed for the obvious reason. Hopefully it's rescheduled on a date that we can attend.

Memorial Day Weekend 2020

This year I am going to be doing something over the Memorial Day weekend that I honestly cannot remember doing before- staying home! I have a feeling that things are going to be really busy and crazy out on our Public Lands this weekend since many people have been stuck

Silver Falls Bend

A beautiful and colorful bend along Silver Falls Creek Canyon from an overnight backpacking trip this weekend.

Rattlesnake Canyon Sunset

A hazy sunset from the edge of Rattlesnake Canyon in the Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness yesterday evening.

Canyonlands Cancelled: Part 2

Well, there goes my second Canyonlands permit for the spring. Hopefully we will have better luck next year! I just received this latest email from Canyonlands National Park. Dear Canyonlands National Park Backcountry Permit Holder, The National Park Service is working with state and local health authorities to phase in

1,000 Trip Reports!

Earlier this week hit a pretty big milestone when I posted the latest Trip Report from Mee Canyon since it's the 1,000th Trip Report I have posted to this blog! Yes, I've been doing this a LONG TIME! I started posting Trip Reports online way back in 2002 before

Will Minor Arch

>> Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness

The Windows of Pollock Canyon

Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness

Perseverance Arch

Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness

Bench Trail Arch

Colorado National Monument

Striped Wall Alcove

A large alcove with nice stripes in Capitol Reef National Park.

Navajo Nation Backpacking Cancelled

I figured it might be a good idea to keep track of the trips I had planned during this COVID-19 pandemic that have been cancelled so I can look back in the future to remember how things unfolded. Kind of like a journal or diary. Anyway, today is really the

Powerman 5000 – Cancelled

This evening Diane and I were supposed to see Powerman 5000 at the Mesa Theater, but it's been cancelled for obvious reasons. I think I'll continue posting up about the concerts we were supposed to go to this year that have been cancelled because of COVID-19 so I can hopefully

Canyonlands National Park Backcountry Permit: CANCELLED

I'm glad that I got in at least one backpacking trip to Canyonlands last weekend since my trip at the end of April has now been cancelled. Dear Canyonlands National Park Backcountry Permit Holder, We regret to inform you that due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), all backcountry permits starting

Bad Omens & Thousand Below – Postponed

This morning Diane and were supposed to be driving back to Salt Lake City for the second time in two weeks so we could see Bad Omens and Thousand Below tonight. But with the current restrictions and cancellations from COVID-19, that's obviously not happening anymore. I guess I'll be heading

While She Sleeps & Savage Hands

This morning Diane and I are heading up to Salt Lake City so we can see While She Sleeps and Savage Hands tonight at The Greek Station. While I've seen While She Sleeps twice before, I've wanted to see them play a full headlining set, so I'm really looking forward

My 40th Birthday Foray into Arizona and New Mexico

For my 40th birthday this year I decided to go on a road trip with Diane through Arizona and New Mexico to visit some new places and to revisit a couple of favorite places. Below are all the Trip Reports from this little foray. The Painted Desert: Petrified Forest National

Dragged Under

A little late this year, but we are finally going to our first concert at the Mesa Theater this evening. We were originally supposed to see Dragged Under last December but that show got cancelled because of weather, so I'm glad they were able to reschedule the show and that

Going Mirrorless: Canon EOS RP

Well, I recently decided that it was finally time to give a mirrorless camera a try after over 12 years of shooting with a DSLR. I've been wanting to move to a full-frame mirrorless camera for a while, but I wasn't interested in switching over to Sony like so many

Cracked Boulder Panel

After spending all of last week in Arizona and New Mexico I now have a lot of photos to go through and Trip Reports to put together. In the mean time, here's one of my favorite finds from Petrified Forest National Park.

Majestic Canyonlands

After the long hike to The Confluence from the White Crack I watched the sunset from the edge of the White Rim over The Loop. It was a great way to end the day!

The Confluence

This Saturday I went on a long day-hike from the White Crack campsite along the White Rim Trail to an overlook of The Confluence of the Colorado River and Green Rivers. It was another great weekend spent in the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park. Since I'm

Personal Rainbow II

Last evening I watched a spectacular sunset from the Needles Overlook in the Canyon Rims Recreation Area near Moab and got to see my third Brocken Spectre (also known as a Glory) as the clouds moved in and out! It was an amazing experience!

Hidden Tinaja

This weekend I headed out to find some warmer weather in the Mojave Desert with my friend Jerry, and we found some cool stuff while we were down there.

San Rafael Reef Sunrise

I drove into Utah early this morning for a little day trip and was able to watch warm morning light on the San Rafael Reef as I started my hike.

The Mountain Belle

We just got back from spending the last two nights at the Mountain Belle cabin during a snowshoe trip near Red Mountain Pass.

My Twenty Favorite Photos of the Decade (2010-2019)

I've been posting my top 20 photos from the past decade (2010-2019) on Instagram over the past two weeks, so I thought I would put together a gallery of the photos to share here as well!

My Ten Favorite Trip Reports of 2019

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 2019. As usual, we went on a lot of great trips this year so it was difficult to choose only a few, but these

Bag Night Challenge 2019

Since I am positive that I am now done camping for the remainder of the year after spending this past weekend in a yurt at Goblin Valley, I’ll go ahead and post up my total nights spent camping in 2019. While I didn't beat my total nights from last year,

Campsites of 2019

While I didn't top the amazing year of camping that I had last year, I did tie it, which is just as good! Here are a few photos of our campsites from throughout the year. You can find a complete list of everywhere we camped at the following link: Bag

Yurt After A Snowstorm

This weekend Diane and I spent two nights in a yurt at Goblin Valley State Park. Neither of us had ever stayed in a yurt before so it was a new experience! This was our first view of the yurt after a winter storm moved through the area on Friday

Christmas Tree Arch

I think it's fitting that we first visited this arch on Christmas Day!

Landscape Arch, Christmas 2019

Merry Christmas! We kept up our Christmas Day tradition and visited Landscape Arch this morning to make sure it's still standing after another year.

My Favorite Rock Art & Ruins Photos of 2019

After sharing my Favorite Photos of 2019 earlier in the week I thought now would be a good time to share my favorite photos of rock art and ruins from 2019. Although I didn't seem to get out searching for these ancient relics as much as I would have liked

Island in the Sky: Over the Edge

In November I decided it was time to finally finish hiking all of the 'official trails' in the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands like I had done with The Needles last year. While I had hiked almost all of the trails on top of the mesa, I had

My Ten Favorite Photos of 2019

Well, 2019 is almost over and that means it's time for me to look back through all the photos I took this year and pick out a few of my favorites. Just like last year, my main goal wasn't really 'photography' this year, so I don't think I have that

Zeus and Moses

While finishing up hiking the rest of the official trails in the Island in the Sky this weekend I was finally able to visit Zeus and Moses in Taylor Canyon.