Lost in Little Wild Horse Canyon

I think it might actually be impossible to get lost in Little Wild Horse Canyon unless you climbed up and wandered off the trail.  But I don't know, I didn't do that.  I didn't even follow the whole trail.  Rounding out around 8 miles, we didn't have time and the weather was not ideal for…

Finding Mountain Lions in the San Rafael Swell

This place gives me the creeps.  That's what I'm starting with.  Makes you want to go there, right?  Yeah, totally. . . This was my first time there, I eventually went back, but that's for later.  This time I just knew I wanted to go the direction away from Goblin Valley, so straight instead of…

Goblin Valley, a Grown Up Playground

There are affiliate links in here.   Goblin Valley State Park in Utah is the perfect side stop on a southwest US road trip.  It's much less visited than the nearby national parks and can be visited in just a few hours on your way to other parks, like Capitol Reef or Lake Powell from Moab. …

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…