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Weary and War-Torn in the Land of Zion

Weary and War-Torn in the Land of Zion

I’ve always been anxious and tense when interacting with war veterans. I usually end up stuttering, spitting out some words like “brave” or “heroic” and thanking them for their service while trying to escape the situation as quickly as possible. This time I couldn’t sneak away. I was in Zion National Park hiking through one […]

The Mineral Mountains -Treasures From the Depths of a Mysterious Granite Fortress

The Mineral Mountains -Treasures From the Depths of a Mysterious Granite Fortress

  The Mineral Mountains are concealed from the eyes of I-15 passerby, however this southern Utah granite sanctuary beckons to more then just rock climbers   “Are we in Middle-Earth?” I ask my climbing mate Josh. We’re now about 30 minutes west of Beaver, Utah and I swear at any moment we’ll see a heard […]