Category Archives: Utah

Notch Peak – into the cold desert canyon

If ever there was an inspiration for the title of this blog my most recent outdoor adventure – albeit short – is such an inspiration. I finally got a chance to flee the demands of graduate school’s first semester for … Continue reading

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The Notch Peak album

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Snowy July 4 Hike

The weather for the July 4 holiday this year was cool with intermittent rainshowers, but I decided to hike to Redpine Lake. The last time I was at Redpine was almost exactly five months ago – see post on snowshoeing … Continue reading

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Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge

Last Sunday, my new buddy Joseph and I drove the long and lonely road out to Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge surrounds a natural artesian spring that bubbles up in the middle of the desert creating a paradoxical … Continue reading

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Cedar Mountain Dust Storm

I went back to the Cedar Mountain Range in the West Desert this past weekend. For some reason I am drawn to this range because of its utter desolation. The only road through the range slices through the northern head … Continue reading

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***All silly puns on ‘swell’ have been redacted from this title***

Mike and I took a trip down to the San Rafael Swell this past weekend. We both needed to get out of this rainy valley and enjoy some real sun. We were not at all disappointed. This was the first … Continue reading

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Cold Desert Express

Northern Utah and the Wasatch Front have been experiencing extreme early spring drear. I was quite happy to get out of the house and into a canyon last weekend, but it was back to snow and cold all last week. … Continue reading

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Concluding unscientific postscript to The Gulch post – in fragments

Further notes on The Gulch hike: I At the narrows there is a section of non-solidified mud and sand that washed into the bend in wetter times. It is in defined layered and stratified sediment and stands about eight to … Continue reading

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The Gulch – Burr Trail to the Escalante

The Gulch is perhaps one of the more prominent tributaries of the Escalante River between Boulder, Utah and Capitol Reef National Park. It is one of the few that generally has a permanent flow. I say generally because in this … Continue reading

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Tired of Snow

I took the opportunity this weekend to go hiking on Antelope Island with my new hiking buddy Mike – he willingly accompanied me to Death Valley back in January. We have both agreed that we are sick and tired of … Continue reading

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