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Nature & Hiking Photography

2021-10-23 thru 24 Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

I had the good fortune over the weekend to get a visit from an old friend from Connecticut. Our plan was to visit Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. This area has been in the news for at least the last 4 years or more depending on your level of awareness into land conservation issues. Most recently […]

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Climbing

2021-10-07 Black Canyon

October 7, 2021 I had the good luck to climb mid-week, just splitting two storms, in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison with my friend Micah. I headed down there Wednesday evening and we got on Midsummer’s Night Dream (5.11a)–Sex Comedy (5.10) and then Maiden Voyage (5.9)–King Me (5.10-). We ended up with 12 pitches […]

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Motorcycling

2021-10-01 Bountiful and Francis Peaks

October 1, 2021 Got out for a bit of a ride with Branden to get some dirt miles in on the new bike and to check out the leaves. This year has been great for the foliage, more color than I can recall since I’ve been in Utah. Not quite as good as the east […]

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Climbing Nature & Hiking

2021 Labor Day in the Tetons

September 4-6, 2021 Just like last year we headed towards Grand Teton National Park for one last alpine rock climb of the season. In keeping with our moderate theme this year Carly picked the CMC Route on Mt. Moran (5.5) as the objective. This route, as the grade implies, is pretty easy, the difficulty is […]

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Climbing Nature & Hiking

2021-08 Road Trip

August 1–10, 2021 In the early days of 2020 Carly and I started planning a summer road trip to either the Pacific Northwest or to California to hit some climbing zones. When 2020 went sideways those plans got shelved for more a modest road trip to Wyoming. Coming into the spring of 2021 we got […]