November 27, 2010

Campfire Sittin'

campfire sittin', it's about
5 degrees

September 10, 2010

Coyote the Trickster

  I have written about the mindset of a solo trip on numerous occasions. A solo trip is such a different way of experiencing the wilderness that I've never been able to relate the experience sufficiently, either in writing, or otherwise. What follows tries to speak to the same thing, but in as bazaar a way as I've ever experienced. I've never considered myself a superstitious person, but this is the closest brush with the supernatural that I've experienced. I would hope that my story doesn't quite carry the same meaning as coming off a solo trip claiming that Bigfoot is real. Arguably, the level of crazy is pretty close, but I assure you the following is a true story.

September 5, 2010

August 22, 2010

High Uinta Wilderness; Kings Peak

The High Uintas Wilderness and Kings Peak (13,528')
We approached from the Henrys Fork trailhead

August 18, 2010

The List

At risk of great humiliation I post this story! What the hell, I'm unabashed.

August 7, 2010

Wheeler Peak

Great Basin Nat'l Park, Wheeler Peak (13,063'), and the ancient Bristlecone Pines in Nevada.

July 18, 2010

Nefertiti Rescue

Following is an excerpt of a report i wrote of a rescue we performed at Nefertiti at about 24,000cfs.

July 15, 2010

100 mph geology

Have you ever looked at the geology of southern Utah and wondered at the ages that have made the strange formations, canyons, and river rapids the way they are?

July 14, 2010

Mt. Ogden

Mt. Ogden (9570') from the Beus Cyn. trail:
A dayhike to the summit above Ogden. It was a hot day, nearly 100 degrees.

June 30, 2010

Station Solstice

This piece makes a lot more sense to someone that knows life at Sandwash ranger Station

May 15, 2010


I've always had a good time collecting quotes from wherever I see them. I thought I'd share some of them here. I have found inspiration and perspective in quotes, hopefully you will too.

April 2, 2010

the big 4o in Alaska

Oh no, I'm gonna be forty, what do I do?
I wasn't really as hung up on it as it sounds, but that was the question that began rolling around my mind about a year ago.

January 31, 2010

Bryce Canyon and Cedar Breaks

Since my season in Escalante I have always heard that the best time of year to go to Bryce Canyon is during the winter, so a few friends and I loaded up and headed that way to check it out.