Travel Logs

Hiking and Camping in Moab over Christmas

Comet Leonard blending into a starry night sky above the Green River Overlook. Canyonlands National Park, Utah

The wind was still howling pre-sunrise. The sparsely occupied campground in Dead Horse Point State Park was still quiet, gusts aside. I woke up well rested after the previous night’s ordeal, eager to get on a nearby trail.… Keep reading...

Trouble Sleeping at Dead Horse Point State Park

Evaporation ponds from the nearby potash mine resting below sandstone ridges and canyonds. Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah

This past Christmas break, I made a nice little escape to the Moab, Utah area for some hiking and photography. With an 8 hour drive ahead of me, I left town as early as I could, racing down to have camp setup before sunset.… Keep reading...

A Serendipitous Bighorn Basin Getaway

Standing Black Wolf

This past weekend was filled with wonder, disappointment, exuberation, frustration, and amazement. It was a weekend that was cut short, but in the best way possible. All of it made for incredible and fun photography in a weekend escape with my best friend/fiance.

With Memorial Day Weekend crowds descending quickly and aggressively onto Jackson Hole, Wyoming, we decided that we were ready for another mini-road trip.… Keep reading...

Escaping Winter in Moab

Moon Above Turret Arch

During the course of a winter that was making even hardcore ski-bums question their sanity, my fiancee and I realized we needed a much-needed break from the gray monotony. We packed up the car, secured arrangements, and made a quick long-weekend trip to Moab, Utah to remember what sunshine looked like, as well as the ground.… Keep reading...

Discovering Bandelier National Monument

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During my trip to the southwestern United States this past fall, one of my destinations was Chaco Culture National Historic Park, or more commonly known as, Chaco Canyon. Turning off the highway overrun these days with traffic for the oil and gas industry, I began the winding journey down the back roads to Chaco Canyon, only to find 15 miles in that the campground was full.… Keep reading...

Southern WY Along 191 and Dinosaur National Monument

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I’m currently catching up my connected life in Moab, Utah where I’m having a delicious sandwich at Pantele’s Desert Deli (thanks for the recommendation, Bret!), downloading photos, and going through emails. Thus far, the trip has been great! My only regret is not getting a quick interview from a guy named Steven that I met in Dinosaur National Monument when he told me about someone going door-to-door in Grand Juction, Colorado offering to pay residents to put up shielded lighting and having the vast majority of them refuse, even though it came out of his pocket and would cost them nothing.… Keep reading...