Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Tis the Season

November 20, 2017 by  
Filed under Travel

I will shortly be mailing out my yearly holiday letter with suggestions on gifts you can give to people you love who love the outdoors.  I hope you enjoy it. Click on any photo to enjoy and click the back button to return to this post.  Above is Bryce, cryptobiotic crust (the desert floor) and […]

Happy Holidays 2016

November 28, 2016 by  
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Greetings AdventureBuddies, Friends & Family! We wish you a healthy, happy holiday. We had many wonderful hikes this year, most of them local (see the flowers a few posts down on this blog), including our “annual” hiking journey to Utah National Parks.  Just 1/4 to 1/2 mile from any trail-head, we have parks practically to […]

Utah Adventure 2014

November 26, 2014 by  
Filed under Nature, Travel

Utah was COLD this journey.   We arrived just in time for the Polar Vortex.  18 degrees at night, hiking during the day between 30 and 40.   BRRR and Bundled Up!  Below photos show what happens when you’re in the right place at the right time.  Be sure to click on the 2nd (upside down split) […]

Thanksgiving Hiking Pole Adventure in Utah

December 8, 2013 by  
Filed under Gallery, Gear, Travel

We arrived to RAIN in Las Vegas and snow on the roads to Moab.   Even over a foot of snow and cold mornings did not stop us from enjoying the magic of the Utah National Parks.  Our first day included 2 short hikes in Arches  (Park Avenue & Delicate Arch), then we went to Canyonlands […]

Utah Sweets & Holiday Treats (Chocolate)

December 6, 2010 by  
Filed under Miscellaneous, Travel

We flip-flopped our Southern Utah trip because of winter snow storms.  Instead of Bryce to Moab, we started in Moab and wound our way back thru Bryce.  On the way from Moab to Bryce, we stopped so driver-Bob could get a cup of coffee.  We found a little coffee shop, like an oasis in the […]

Utah Cairns: Artistically finding your way on the trail

November 29, 2010 by  
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We love cairns – love, love, love!  Human-created piles of rocks, they’re often how we find the trail and the only way we know where to go.    One ranger said it perfectly:  “Make sure you can see the cairns which are almost always within sight of each other.  If you lose sight of a cairn, […]

Utah: Cryptobiotic Crust: Where to step when hiking?

November 29, 2010 by  
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There are lots of reasons to “stay on the trail.”  One is to help protect cryptobiotic crust. This crust is fragile and one footprint can destroy years of growth.  In order to hike the Fiery Furnace, we had to either go on a ranger-led tour or watch a video stressing the importance of not stepping […]