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How 9 Days in a National Monument Changed My Life

In 2012 I spent 9 days backpacking in breathtaking southern Utah. It was one of the most transformative experiences I’ve ever had. I grew up camping and playing in nature so the outdoors has always had a special place in my heart and mind but when I lived 9 full days and nights with nothing but sky above me and 1.7 million acres of sand and rocks below me I realized what was truly important in life. 636 more words


An Once Of Cure. . .After Years Of Prevention

Car seats, seat belts, smoke alarms and first aid kits

Stuff we hope we never have to use but we keep anyway.

The people I go hiking and camping with are all experienced backpackers and outdoorsmen.

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Personal Development


Fruita, UT February 2017

We headed to Capitol Reef National Park after our fail to see the Crystal Geyser. Capitol Reef is an old Mormon settlement area. 501 more words


San Rafael Reef Loop Part 1

I’m dividing this into two parts because I have a lot of footage.

I went out and hiked a little loop of what I hope can someday be a larger loop encompassing the entire San Rafael Swell, and it was fucking incredible.  386 more words



The Arizona Strip is the area in northern Arizona that lies north of the Colorado River. It is a unique part of the state, as the terrain is more like southern Utah and Nevada. 129 more words


Anza-Borrego: The Slot

This post is the second in a series. The first highlighted the Anza-Borrego Desert Visitor Center.

How did we ever manage before Google Maps? The turnoff road from the highway was only a 20-minute drive from the visitor center, but without Google Maps, we definitely would have driven right past it. 385 more words

United States

Abstract Landscape - On the Sea

Waves upon a sea of stone, lapping up on islands of umber…an abstraction painted in layers of eroding earth, creating the illusion of motion and the roar of surf in a still and silent canyon. 6 more words

Aerial Photography