A Winter Day in Arches

In November of 2008 my friend Nathan and I drove across the country from New Jersey to Los Angeles. We made very few stops along the way, but one of those stops was at Arches National Park. Arches was my first introduction to what I think of as National Parks in the U.S. Sure, I had... Continue Reading →

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Exploring Home

After traveling and being away from Utah for some time it has been very nice to be back home. The idea of home for me has always been transient and hard to define, but for right now Salt Lake City is it. I have gotten to really appreciate the view of the Capitol Building and... Continue Reading →

The Subway

Hiking The Subway in Zion National Park has been something I've wanted to do ever since I saw the photos on my first visit. It always seemed impossible to plan with my spontaneous visits to the park. My previous attempts at getting a permit the day I visited had been unsuccessful, but this time Becca... Continue Reading →

Peek-a-Boo

Peek-a-Boo and Spooky slot canyons were some of the first slot canyons I ever visited. They remain my favorites of all that I've been to so far. The sinuous trails created by endless floods of water lead the imagination down a similarly winding journey; the amount of time it took to create these amazing formations, the... Continue Reading →

Finding Solitude

Driving the western edge of Rocky Mountain National Park at dawn was like waking up but feeling like I’m still in a dream. Everything was soft and quiet, and there were no people except the occasional other driver. Shadow Mountain Lake was a hidden surprise just as the sun was thinking about cresting the horizon... Continue Reading →

Union Dawn

Whenever I’m up for a beautiful sunrise I start thinking I should be getting up early every day to witness the beautiful light that appears before the sun arrives. Union Lake in Millville is the perfect place to see sunsets and sunrises, and even though I live a few minutes away, I often miss them.... Continue Reading →

Winter Green

The green never really goes away in the Pacific Northwest, creating a sense of eternal life in the region that invigorates everyone there to spend more time outdoors. The Goodman Creek Trail in the Willamette National Forest is just a half hour from where I lived last year in Springfield, Oregon. Though we never got... Continue Reading →

A Beer at Sunset

Yesterday started out rainy and very cold, but quickly changed into a gorgeous autumn day with clear skies. A couple of friends suggested going to the local brewery, Glasstown Brewing Co. For the first time since leaving the ER I left my crutches in the car and walked, albeit slowly, around the brewery and to... Continue Reading →

Travel vs. Vacation

Traveling is who I am. The first question a lot of my friends will ask when I talk to them is "Where are you now?" I'm not sure how it evolved, but I just started traveling one day and never really stopped. I've been lucky enough to find a job that facilitates my travel habit... Continue Reading →

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