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Paddling Utah's Small Streams

Paddling Utah’s Small Streams

Scott Peters, my friend and college roommate, held on to the wall with white fingertips straining against the slippery wet sandstone. My paddle was jammed under a boulder in the frothy foam just at the edge of the precipice, and we both looked over the edge into the dim chasm, misty with the spray of […]

Boulder Mountain Trout by Bike

Boulder Mountain Trout by Bike

Venturing into the southern regions of Utah during late summer, there is a palpable sense of desolation. But as one approaches the town of Bicknell on State Road 24, a looming swell appears on the horizon- a distant, hazy blue plateau that seems to rise into the stratosphere and dwarfs the surrounding hills. This is […]

Adrift on the Escalante

Adrift on the Escalante

It began with a single drop that fell from a darkening afternoon sky and slapped into the baked sandstone. It left a nickel sized stain that lingered a few seconds before evaporating, but then another fell, and another. The porous rock absorbed the drops and the features of the land turned darker and more colorful […]