Category: Outdoors

Exploring Southern Utah and beyond.

A Golden Spike and the Spiral Jetty

Even though I’ve been regularly visiting Brigham City for three years now, I hadn’t been to Golden Spike National Historic Site in nearly a decade and I had never seen the Spiral Jetty. That all changed last week while visiting my in-laws for Thanksgiving. Cammie grew up in Brigham City so we visit her family there at least three or…

Autumn in Zion

Aside from those rare stormy days when wispy clouds slink through Zion Canyon, my favorite time to visit Zion National Park is during the autumn as the cottonwoods along the Virgin River become bright yellow in the cooling temperatures. On Saturday I was scheduled to spend the morning in Grafton, where I would be shooting family photos for a former…

Finding The Vortex

After writing about outdoor explorations in Southern Utah for more than a decade I figured I had at least heard about all the iconic local trails, even if I hadn’t hiked them myself. Then a few years ago someone mentioned The Vortex. I was unfamiliar with the name, the hike and its central feature: a massive sandstone bowl with surprisingly…