Bryce Canyon and Kodachrome Basin


Outside of Page, I drove north on the unpaved Cottonwood road that is a shortcut through part of the Grand Staircase - Escalante Nat'l Monument (GSENM) and leads directly to Kodachrome Basin State Park. I stopped briefly at Grosvenor Arch, just off of Cottonwood road before heading to Kodachrome Basin.…

Lake Powell


The above map shows my approximate route during my nine days on Lake Powell. I totaledaround 150 miles of paddling and my biggest day was over 28 miles. I will eventually post details about some of the canyons I explored, and I will include some of the many videos I…

Corona Arch


Corona Arch is located along UT-279 which follows the Colorado River through a narrow gorge. The trail is a mile and a half long and of moderate difficulty - there is a ladder and some cables to help out at the steeper sections. The arch which has a 140-foot by…

Utah Miscellany


A collection of photos from some random day-trips I made while in Utah - they really didn't fit anywhere else. Fisher Towers Not far from Moab, the Fisher Towers thrust out of the desert like crumbling sandstone knife blades. The Titan is the tallest free-standing tower in the US at…

Negro Bill Canyon


I went to Negro Bill Canyon this morning - its current name being a slightly more p.c. version than the original. The following is from Wikipedia: The canyon was named after William Granstaff, a mixed-race cowboy, who prospected and ran cattle in the desert canyon in the late 1870s with…

Canyonlands National Park


The Island in the Sky section of Canyonlands National Park is right next to the Dead Horse Point State Park and forms the northern piece of the Canyonlands pie which is divided into three large sections by the Colorado and Green rivers. The famous Mesa Arch is located in this…

Dead Horse Point State Park


Dead Horse Point State Park got its name from the its use by the frontier ranchers who would drive wild herds of horses out onto the narrow point and then capture the ones they wanted. Invariably, some would die in the process. It is an unimaginably picturesque place despite the…

Arches National Park


OK, so it's been forever since my last post. I left Florida over a week ago after spending some time with James (my college room-mate) and his wife Tonya in Niceville. Three days of driving brought me to Moab, Utah. I arrived on the Saturday of Memorial weekend and found…

The Wave


The North Coyote Buttes region of the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area in Northern Arizona/Southern Utah contains some staggering scenery, most famous of which is "The Wave," an alcove of salmon-colored sculpted sandstone. The region is limited-access, requiring a permit to enter, which allows only 20 visitors per day. Ten…

Utah


After four days of driving, I finally arrived at Lake Powell which straddles the border between Utah and Arizona. On this day, it was quite cold, but stunningly beautiful. I'll let the photos speak for themselves...