Clover Creek Canyon

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Bob and I did an out and back hike in Clover Creek Canyon.  Although it was hot in the Phoenix metro area, the temperature was 67 degrees (Fahrenheit) when we started at 7:30am and around 85 degrees when we finished … Continued

Friday Fitness Hike

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Starting from the Trailhead Staging Area, I hiked a six mile loop: Pemberton, Scenic, Cinch, Escondido, Shallmo Wash, and Pemberton. The temperature was in the mid to upper eighties when I started and the low nineties when I finished.  I’m … Continued

Zion Narrows

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Marilyn, Marie, and I spent over five hours in the Zion Narrows.

Red Canyon

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Marilyn, Marie, and I hiked over six miles on the Buckhorn and Golden Wall Trails. This area is in the Dixie National Forest just off of Highway 12. Bryce Canyon National Park is about 13 miles away.  

Sulpher Creek

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Marie and I did a point to point hike down Sulpher Creek. This was the best hike I did during our 2017 vacation. Scenery was great and the terrain was challenging at times.  

Headquarters Canyon & Surprise Canyon

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Marilyn and I visited Headquarters Canyon and Surprise Canyon. These are short and easy canyons with access several miles apart on Notom-Bullfrog Road. Getting there and returning via the washboarded road took longer than the hikes. Headquarters Canyon… This is … Continued

Views from just outside our room at Capitol Reef Resort

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We stayed three nights at the Capitol Reef Resort just outside of Torrey, Utah. To the best of my knowledge, this motel is the closest to the Capitol Reef National Park of any in the area.  That said, Torrey isn’t … Continued

Goblin Valley State Park

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On June 9, while traveling between Moab and Torrey, we stopped by Goblin Valley State Park. We didn’t stay very long as it was extremely windy. (It stayed windy over the next several days.) Surprisingly, visibility wasn’t too bad, but … Continued

Funnel Arch

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On Wednesday, Marilyn, Marie, and I visited Funnel Arch. We had tried to go there several years ago, but came to a steep section, supposedly still class 3, which we weren’t certain we could down-climb. This year, we came equipped … Continued

Delicate Arch Hike – Arches National Park

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On Tuesday, Marilyn, Marie, and I hiked to Delicate Arch and back. After that, we paid a visit to the Windows area. The park roads are closed between 7 pm and 7 am this year. Ours was one of hundreds … Continued

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