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Hidden Canyon Trail

Hidden Canyon Trail

There’s a trail in Zion National Park that gives you the impression that you’re not simply hiking but on an expedition to discover a lost city or a legendary relic. Even the name – Hidden Canyon Trail – conjures up visions of adventure, danger, and zombies. Well, maybe not zombies. On an overcast day in […]

Reflections on 2010

Reflections on 2010

Happy New Year’s Eve, everyone! Today is a day we spend time reminiscing about the year behind us and look forward to the year ahead of us. I’ve got a lot to reminisce about. You might recall that this site was launched with three ambitious personal goals I hoped to achieve by the end of […]

Angels Landing

Angels Landing

They should have a sign at the trailhead of Zion National Park’s Angels Landing: “Ye Fearful of Heights, Turn Back Now” with symbol of a skull and crossbones for good measure. The famous trail, which climbs along a rock fin with 1,500-foot drops on both sides, does indeed have signs warning hikers of “steep cliffs” […]

7 Tips For Hiking Buckskin Gulch

7 Tips For Hiking Buckskin Gulch

Snaking through the southern topography of Utah is one of the longest and deepest slot canyons in the world. Over thirteen miles in length and rarely more than 20 feet wide, Buckskin Gulch beckons backpackers and hikers from around the world. But this beauty comes with a beast: Distant storms can cause flash flooding in […]

Zion National Park Timelapse

Zion National Park Timelapse

While camping in Zion National Park earlier this month, I took over 1,662 photos of our campsites. Overkill? You bet! But it was for a reason. I wanted to make a timelapse video using still images showing my friends and I setting up our two campsites. My GoPro Hero HD camera has the ability to […]

Backpacking Buckskin Gulch

Backpacking Buckskin Gulch

In southern Utah lies Buckskin Gulch, reportedly the deepest and longest slot canyon in the world and arguably the most beautiful as well.  If you’re a backpacker or a hiker, this should be on your bucket list.  The canyon rarely expands more than 20-30 feet wide along its serpentine 13-mile course and its walls average […]

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