adventure 2005 / Lake Powell
July 13, 2005
In July of 2005 I visited Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, or more specifically Lake Powell. America's Playground. It was the first time I had been at Lake Powell in at least five years, and it was as awesome as I remembered it as a kid. Plenty of places to beach the boat and swim for hours, an excessive amount of canyons to explore, and of course the gorgeous Rainbow Bridge National Monument
adventure 2009 / Lake Powell
July 13, 2009
In July of 2009 I again visited the very beautiful and exciting Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and more specifically Lake Powell. It is an awesome place to go for any length of time. On this trip, my most excellent girlfriend Alex accompanied me, as did my parents. There is nothing like being out on the lake with family enjoying the great outdoors.
adventure 2011 / Zion
February 16, 2011
In February, 2011, Alex and I decided to go on a weekend trip to Zion National Park in Utah. The trip started out with a long drive from our home in the San Gabriel valley all the way to St. George, UT, with a "quick" stop over in North Las Vegas.
adventure 2012 / Bryce Canyon
February 13, 2012
In 2012, our yearly February trip took us to Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. I decided that we are going to visit enough national parks this year to warrant the purchase of the America the Beautiful pass. It is a pass that allows you access to pretty much every National Park in the United States, as well as most of the recreation areas managed by the National Park Service.
adventure 2014 / Canyon Adventure
November 20, 2014
We decided to do a big road trip of various state and national parks including quite a few canyons. The whole trip would consist of the following stops: Joshua Tree NP, California; Amboy Crater, California; Grand Canyon NP, Arizona; Glen Canyon NRA, Arizona; Coral Pink Sand Dunes SP, Utah; Bryce Canyon NP, Utah; Grand Staircase-Escalante NM, Utah; Capitol Reef NP, Utah; Otter Creek SP, Utah; Zion NP, Utah; and finally, Lake Mead NRA, Nevada. In total, the trip was 1777 road miles, and included over 20 miles of hiking and biking.
February 19, 2016
As an early anniversary trip, we headed back to some of our favorite places in the world, Bryce and Zion National Parks.
project 2016 / Raised Bed Gardening
April 18, 2016
Recently, it has come to our attention that Alex and I need to lose some weight. Well, mostly it was Alex's doctor who suggested it for her, but in the spirit of solidarity, I have been joining her on this journey. One thing that Alex has been consuming a lot more of lately is produce.
adventure 2016 / Utah's Mighty 5
December 31, 2016
At the end of 2016, to cap off what has been a somewhat disappointing year, we decided to take a trip to the national parks of Utah. Due to the holidays, we only had about 5 days to visit, so it was somewhat of a whirlwind tour. Caution: This post is very media rich!
adventure 2017 / Death Valley
April 8, 2017
We went up to Lone Pine and Death Valley in March of 2017 to celebrate our three-year anniversary. It had been about 7 years since we last visited, so it was time. We were hoping that since we got a lot of rain this winter there would be an excessive amount of flowers and/or water in the valleys. Sadly, neither was the case.
adventure 2018 / Sierra Nevada
March 27, 2018
For our anniversary in 2018 we decided to head up to the Sierra Nevada mountains for a week of fun hiking and enjoying nature, capped off with a snow mobile ride at Lake Tahoe.
adventure 2021 / Moab, Utah
November 26, 2021
After the Thanksgiving holiday in 2021, Alex and I took a couple of days to visit Moab, Utah and the "Needles" district of Canyonlands National Park. We drove over from my parents' house in Kanab via SR-12, going through Red Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef before arriving in Moab.