Freeing Up Your Mind Through Solo Travel

Waterfall in Coyote Gulch

During the course of my trip, I had plenty of time to myself which, looking back in hindsight, isn’t something I’m particularly used to. In most of my earlier life I yearned for the company of others. Before moving to Jackson Hole I was living with my girlfriend at the time.… Keep reading...

Waterfall in Zion National Park

Waterfall in Zion National Park

Another site on my trip I was anxious to get back to and get some new, updated shots was Zion National Park in southern Utah. I was trying to get there before a big cold front was coming there and upon driving south on Highway 89 to get there, I discovered I didn’t quite beat the cold front.… Keep reading...

Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah

Clouds Above Kodachrome Basin State Park

I actually can’t say enough great things about this state park! I had passed by it before a few times not thinking much of it and finally on my way back on this trip decided to stop in and see what it was all about. Kodachrome Basin State Park lies in southern Utah just off of Highway 12 about ten miles down a paved road starting from Cannonville, Utah.… Keep reading...

Sunrise at the Grand Canyon South Rim

Grand Canyon Sunrise

After getting a bit of a late start from Phoenix, I realized that despite visiting the Grand Canyon over a dozen times, I somehow don’t have many good shots from there. Since it’s only a four hour drive from there, I decided to make that my first destination on my way back to Jackson Hole with the specific intent to get some sunset, sunrise and even a few night shots.… Keep reading...

Coyote Gulch in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah

Night Sky Above Coyote Gulch

I didn’t have many plans or destination on my road trip, but one thing I was determined to do was backpack into Coyote Gulch, even if only for a night. I had seen a few photos and knew I had to get back there. On my way down to Phoenix, I missed my opportunity due to a big storm that had come through and threw off my chance to get there at that time.… Keep reading...

Grovesnor Arch in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Grovesnor Arch

One drive I was wanting to try out along the trip that I was ultimately a bit disappointed in for various reasons was Cottonwood Canyon Road in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Perhaps it was just the wrong time of day and perhaps I was just being too picky for a campsite, but I drove through it particularly a little frustrated with the amount of power lines running through the most scenic parts.… Keep reading...