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05
Dec

Hiking Maple Peak – West Tintic Mountains Highpoint

Ever since our hike up Black Crook Peak, Dan and I have been embracing the desert…

06
Jun

Backpacking Stansbury Island

Ah, Stansbury Island. A somewhat controversial place that, admittedly, gets some hate. Rocky, remote and barren….

05
Jun

Visiting Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park has been on my list for a while. As one of the…

09
Sep

Summiting Kings Peak – Utah’s Highest Point

At 13,528′, Kings Peak is Utah’s highest point, and has been high on my list for…well,…

08
Sep

Mountain Lion Encounter in the Uintas

Through all my hiking and backpacking, the only wild animals I’d previously encountered have been little…

09
Sep

Ledger of the Deep: The Mythology of Renaming a Boat

From his coral palaces on the ocean floor, Poseidon keeps track of every vessel on his…

30
Aug

Hokule’a – Around the World on a Traditional Polynesian Canoe

I’m used to watching sails hoisted up the mast, so seeing the triangular sail of the…

23
Jul

The Ancient Ones—Tracing the Mysteries of the Anasazi through the Southwest

From the overlook, Cliff Palace looks like an elaborate sand castle, painstakingly sculpted under the protection…

11
Apr

Eureka, Utah: A Living Ghost Town

Eureka, UT

Among the mineral rich hills of Utah’s Tintic Mining District, the fortunes of Eureka have been…