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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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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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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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Snowshoeing February 3, 2011

This is a bit of a departure from my recent posts on the desert and drier climates. As the title suggests, I went snowshoeing on Thursday February 3. One of the great luxuries I have discovered here in Salt Lake … Continue reading

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Winter Desert Wilderness

Boredom overtakes one quickly in that in-between season of autumn and winter. The characteristics of this season (at least in Salt Lake City) are: not enough snow to do anything in the mountains and too cold and icy for any … Continue reading

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