Some Sacred Ground

Feeling good enough to get out after chemo we thought we’d scout out a campground where our whole family will join us in June up in the Manti-La Sal National Forest. We made it to the top of the mountain only to find the dirt road to Indian Springs gated closed, so we went on…

Bucket List: Fence

While this is not a vehicle-based adventure, work of any kind on what’s left of this old farm is always an adventure and challenge. This area yielded a wonderful garden last growing season and this year would be no different with Mindy’s mission to grow our own food for the table, pantry and root cellar…

Bucket List: Isolette

I’ve had a life of peak experiences and am looking forward to more, one in particular that I want to share here. A decade ago I wrote and recorded an album, Never Too Late, on which is a song called Isolette. From the liner notes:”Listen closely to the first song on the album and you’ll…

Before MCL/After MCL

When I got the call on that February 5th with my results and diagnosis I was sitting behind the wheel of this thing, getting ready to take it out for one last test drive before I handed over the check. Instead I sat there, stunned at the turn my life had just taken. Certainly this wasn’t…

The Spiral Jetty

To get ahead of the Winter blues and stave off as much as possible the building fears we had about an impending pandemic, we took a day trip to explore one of the Great Salt Lake’s many wonders, the Spiral Jetty, located beyond Corinne and the Golden Spike National Historical Park on the Rozel Point…

The Pacific Northwest Tour

It was during my daughter’s wedding reception at our home, December 2019, when I teased the idea of doing an extended motorcycle trip and asked if she’d like to join me. The idea at the time was to go north, a direction we’ve seldom gone, to Yellowstone, to Glacier, into Canada up to their Glacier…

Monterey to Mendocino to Delle

Of all the ways we get around my favorite and ironically least-traveled vehicle is an inflatable kayak. The Tiger is a very close second, but the only problem with these craft is that while they can accommodate two travelers, doing so limits their capacities, not to mention having to leave the dogs at home. That’s…

Walking Along the Wasatch

Our first attempt to snowshoe Farmington Canyon was scuttled by vague (to me, at least) navigation instructions and very high winds, seeming to give purpose to my suggestion to turn around and see if we’ve missed something. And I’m glad we did since we weren’t fully kitted to trek in 50 mile-per-hour winds. Who is?…

Earth

The featured image on this post was also uploaded to Facebook where a friend asked where the photograph was taken. “Earth,” I replied, not really thinking about the implications that go along with that as a destination. I was just being a smartass. But the more I’ve looked at this image, the more accurate that…

What We’ve Missed Along the Way

Mention Highway 80 to just about any Utahan and the responses are exasperation and eye-rolling. It’s a necessary evil to go to all points west, at least faster than any of the alternatives and at the end of June that’s the only speed you want to go. Faster. I remember it differently. When I was…