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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 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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Death Valley Puddles – Indian Pass

The Park Service website describes the route to Indian Pass in the Funeral Mountains on the east side of Death Valley as “moderately strenuous,” and gives an indication that there is a reliable source of water. This seemed to be … Continue reading

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