Finding Motivation in Weakness and Inspiration in Success
Sport Climbing / St. George / The Hard Life / Training / Utah / Work

Finding Motivation in Weakness and Inspiration in Success

Since David and I met more than four years ago in Spain, our life has been a blur of extended climbing trips in the US and Europe, interrupted by bouts of seasonal work—in large part because our international relationship required frequent border crossings such that neither of us overstayed our visas in the other’s respective … Continue reading

Three More Days and Nine More Hikes in Grand Staircase-Escalante N.M., Capitol Reef, Dead Horse Point, Arches, and Fisher Towers
Misc / Utah / Work

Three More Days and Nine More Hikes in Grand Staircase-Escalante N.M., Capitol Reef, Dead Horse Point, Arches, and Fisher Towers

Grand Staircase-Esclante National Monument Escalante River to Natural Bridge Calf Creek Falls Capitol Reef National Park Chimney Rock Loop Trail Cassidy Arch Trail Golden Throne Trail Cohab Canyon Hike Driving UT24 Eastward  Dead Horse Point State Park Rim Trail with Viewpoints Arches National Park Delicate Arch from Wolfe Ranch Fisher Towers Fisher Towers Trail Continue reading

Non-Climbing / Utah / Zion

1000 Miles of Driving, 1118 Photos, and 30 Miles of Running: Utah’s (Western) National Parks (and more) in 72 Hours

On Thursday of last week, I took off for southwestern Utah to spiff up my photo collection on Utah’s national parks and monuments -and nearby state parks. I went from Salt Lake to Cedar Breaks National Monument, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Kodachrome Basin State Park, Escalante, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument’s Smokey Mountain … Continue reading