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Backpacking Boulder Creek

Backpacking Boulder Creek

Despite the fact that the calendar has just flipped over to September, here it’s still very much Summer.  We’re in the desert. It’s Labor day weekend.  It’s evening, around 5:30 or so, and it’s still at least 80 degrees.  We have just dropped off the west side of Highway 12’s hogback; a narrow, windy, slip […]

San Juan River Montage

San Juan River Montage

On the way… Salt lake to Green River Right now I’m sitting at Ray’s, but I am headed for water. And as far as I’m concerned, I’m headed for the best kind of water—so silty you can’t see your hands or feet once they’re submerged—water churning thick with flash flood runoff, running cold with snow […]

Mountain Biking Price

Mountain Biking Price

Route 6, from Spanish Fork, UT, to Interstate 70, seems to the familiar driver an ordinary, even dull stretch of road.  Of course, the mountain biker familiar with the area knows it well as the main artery that pumps the region’s biking blood straight to the heart itself: Moab.  The stuff of countless daydreams, photos, […]