November 29, 2011

A Grogg of the Ages

On Thanksgiving morning Mike and I wrestled an old cider press out into the driveway to dust it off. It's been a few years since the old beast saw the light of day.

October 26, 2011

Backpacking Robbers Roost

The Dirty Devil River country must be one of the most wild places in the contiguous U.S.

October 6, 2011

Detour to Panamint Dunes

Lisa and I had every good intention of hiking to the top of Telescope Peak in Death Valley Nat'l Park on the way home from Southern California.

September 15, 2011

Notch Peak

Now I'll be the first to admit that I'm a sucker for big views and big country.

September 2, 2011

Last Chance Trail

The Last Chance Trail crosses, what else, the Last Chance Benches. The trail runs beneath the dramatic red Roan cliffs at the portal of Desolation Canyon.

August 7, 2011

Ben Lomond Peak

Amazingly we had a summer day to kill in town, so we made a dash to go bag the most dominate peak around Ogden.

July 30, 2011

Heart Lake

I guess if your gonna get an urge to go walk yer guts out then Yellowstone Nat'l Park is a darn good place to go.

July 28, 2011

June 16, 2011

Historic Highwater

When a river swells with highwater in the spring it is usually due to snowmelt running out of the mountains. This melt water, hurried along by gravity, soon turns to a torrent gathering what ever is in it's way.
Trees, trash, cows, houses, everything, tearing downhill like a wild beast, "out of control" as the damn builders would say. This is the way it's supposed to happen, but all too often in our day and age this annual wildness of the rivers is tamed by the placement of dams.

February 20, 2011

Nicaragua to Panama

I'm excited to say I finally made a trip to Central America. I've been wanting to do this for at least 12 years and just never did for one reason or another.

January 4, 2011