Pedestal Alley: The Perfect Afternoon Hike Near Bullfrog, Utah

It was a coolish morning, as coolish as the desert can be in May, and I was off to explore Pedestal Alley on Burr Trail.  There is parking on the left side of the road across from the trailhead, which is marked with a sign, on the right.  The trail basically follows a wash and…

Lower Muley Twist Adventures In Capitol Reef

It was my birthday and I wanted to go somewhere.  After rounding up some new friends, we set off for Capitol Reef with, well, no plan.  After following Burr Trail to the end of the paved section, we went left to get to Capitol Reef.  The first part of it is really pretty, but instead…

Unprepared at Delicate Arch

For some reason, I insisted on seeing Delicate Arch. "It's only, like, three miles I said." "It won't be that bad."  HA!  Good one, me.  Good one. Spoiler alert: It's worse than you think.  Not baad enough to not do it, but go in prepared.  Bring water.  Maybe a snack.  Yes, bring a snack. There's…

Garden Of The Gods: Hiking In Colorado Springs

There are affiliate links in here.   With a two hour drive ahead of us to Colorado Springs, we didn't even get up surprisingly early.  After a coffee stop, we were on our way to the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs.  Neither of us really knew what to expect.  We thought natural sort of…

Climbing Pacaya, My First Volcanic Adventure

One thing I knew I wanted to do before I left was climb a volcano, specifically Pacaya in Guatemala, mostly because that was the only one I knew about.  Pacaya is just outside of Antigua, about an hour's drive.  After a couple days wandering around Antigua, I decided it was time I do the climb.…