Not Our Finest Moments

eating a smore

[Not our finest moments: The above photo shows me eating a s'more while BLM camping in Utah, could I be messier?] With 2011 coming to an end and everyone doing yearly reviews I thought I too would look back on the year. This is not a serious post but it could be; you can learn […]

An Amazing Hike up to Angels Landing

Angels Landing Zion Feature Image

Angels Landing in Zion National Park provides a little danger, thrills and some stunning views. It’s not a walk for uncontrollable children (we’ve all seen them) or those scared of heights. While only a five mile roundtrip it usually takes five hours to complete due to the steepness of the trail and the technical element […]

Gooseberry Mesa Mountain Biking

My bike and the view FEATURE

Having done two walks in Utah’s forty degree plus heat (Celsius)  over the previous two days (Taylor Creek Trail & Northgate Peaks Trail) we felt ready for some serious punishment and after speaking to some local bike shops in Springdale we drove off into the wilderness in search of some top mountain biking.   I […]

Northgate Peaks Trail – Kolob Terrace – Zion National Park

Stitch of Kolob Canyon Landscape

The day after doing the Taylor Creek Trailhead walk we drove further south to another Zion National Park entrance and did a walk in the area known as the Kolob Terrace. We found ourselves embarking during the hot hours of the day so opted for the Northgate Peaks Trail, a four mile (two hour) roundtrip. […]

Taylor Creek Trailhead – Kolob Canyons – Zion National Park

Kolob Feature Image

Having enjoyed our time in Salt Lake City and happy with our Bonneville Salt Flat photos we headed to Zion National Park. Interestingly ‘Zion’ was the name Joseph Smith Jr. (Founder of the Mormon faith) envisioned calling the place they would settle and call home, the promised land or “New Jerusalem”. Our first experience of […]