The Road Ahead

I apologize for always using sappy ambiguous headlines, I don’t know what to title my stuff half of the time (see: my recent Youtube video titles such as “Evocative Video Title” and “Some Mountains and Stuff”). I’ve been thinking a lot about what life is going to be like without a long hike to embark … More The Road Ahead

Oh, Hi

When hiking season comes around I neglect this page more than a *insert brilliant analogy here*.  The fact is I hate spending time typing on my tiny little phone keyboard, sitting up awkwardly in my tent with cold hands.  It’s just annoying.  I’m not gonna pretend that I’m gonna keep this page updated on my … More Oh, Hi

Creek Canyon Ridge

A while ago I posted on here with ambitious plans of climbing 12,000 feet and crossing a 40 mile chunk of mountains.  What actually happened wasn’t the funnest time I’ve ever had hiking. I started at around 7:30 and started my ascent from above the state capitol building near Ensign peak, a very modest 10 … More Creek Canyon Ridge

Surprise Surprise

Apparently I don’t have to go to work until July 5th, so that leaves me with a bit of time.  Naturally my first thought was to go backpacking, so I looked around, and first settled on an 86 mile hike, but there’s a section where the trail hits the pavement through a canyon with no … More Surprise Surprise

Desolation Lake

The snow is really starting to melt now, which means I have great access to the western side of the Utah mountains, which is my favorite side.  Eastern-facing mountains in the SLC area have foliage more reminiscent of desert brush and offer less dramatic landscapes.  The western sides however have dramatic peaks, rocky outcroppings, lush … More Desolation Lake