FEBRUARY IN SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

I can’t believe I’m already coming to the end of my month in Salt Lake City! The month goes by so fast but I also feel like I get to experience so much during my time. I chose Salt Lake based on the proximity to the mountains for skiing and hiking. I had my fingersContinue reading “FEBRUARY IN SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH”

MOVING FROM LIVING TO LIVING WELL

I think about death a lot. Not in a depressing or cynical way. It’s more of an acknowledgement that I know it’s a real possibility every day whether I want it to be or not. I don’t know if I’m trying to come to terms with the reality that we all die or if IContinue reading “MOVING FROM LIVING TO LIVING WELL”

THE TARANGIRE, NGORONGORO CRATER, AND THE SPECTACULAR SERENGETI

(Continued from Tanzania, Africa – Day 1) After we left the Sanctuary, we traveled to a more lush area of Tarangire National Park which had more water. By day 2, I was loving traveling through the National Parks, standing in the safari car and taking in all the animals and sites. Seeing animals free andContinue reading “THE TARANGIRE, NGORONGORO CRATER, AND THE SPECTACULAR SERENGETI”

A DAY AT BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK

Bryce Canyon National Park has the largest concentration of hoodoos (irregular rock columns) found anywhere in the world. It is very close to Zion but is quite a bit less popular and has a drastically different landscape. When I first visited Bryce Canyon I was blown away and if you’re in the area already visitingContinue reading “A DAY AT BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK”

EXPLORING THE GREATER ZION NATIONAL PARK

I’ve spent the last month getting to know a very small part of southern Utah. Even after a month here I continue to find more passes, trails, parks and areas to explore and I realize I’m going to leave with much of southern Utah going undiscovered. That’s okay though as it gives me more reasonsContinue reading “EXPLORING THE GREATER ZION NATIONAL PARK”

ANGEL’S LANDING

Zion National Park is Utah’s first and most visited national park with over 4 million visitors each year. This visitor count also puts Zion third on the list of the most visited national parks in the nation. People come from far and wide to see Zion’s expansive canyon which boast amazing canyoneering opportunities for beginnersContinue reading “ANGEL’S LANDING”

CEDAR CITY, UTAH

I arrived in Cedar City, Utah a little over a week ago for my next 30 day stay. Cedar City is in the southwest corner of Utah, it has a higher elevation than Denver (5,846 ft.) and is a place I have never been. I chose Cedar City because it is about equidistance to twoContinue reading “CEDAR CITY, UTAH”

WILDFLOWER SEASON!

Recently, it has been so smokey in Colorado and I’m assuming most states in the west are experiencing a similar forecast. As wildfires rage in California, the smoke is settling across the west bringing Denver’s air quality to top the charts among the worst air quality in major cities across the world. It stinks (literallyContinue reading “WILDFLOWER SEASON!”

SMALL CHANGES

Something new I’ve added to my routine since I’ve been in Alaska is a daily after work hike. After work hikes have never been a convenient option for me in Denver due to my proximity to the mountains. I’d go on walks or runs in my area but it’s not quite the same as venturingContinue reading “SMALL CHANGES”

NEW TERRAIN

They say Alaska is the state that is always trying to kill you. It’s vast and wild and filled with big animals and tough people. Only 20% of Alaska is accessible by roads and less than 1% of Alaska is inhabited (source). Alaska takes you from sea level to North America’s tallest peak, Mt. DenaliContinue reading “NEW TERRAIN”