august 2015: utah

Utah day 8: Zion – The Narrows

The Narrows. The most famous hike in the entire US National Park system, we are told. We hadn’t heard of it until a couple we met in Bryce during the horseback ride recommended it. Then, when we arrived in Zion a couple of days ago we realized that it’s...

Utah day 7: Zion – Angels Landing

Majestic Zion. I can understand why people come here as their first stop and never get to the other national parks nearby. Zion National Park is beautiful with steep mountain cliffs and a few rolling hills of sliprock, all leading down to narrow canyons and a river...

Utah Day 6: Bryce Canyon

Up an’ at’em bright and early again this morning with our day starting around 6am with a sunrise hike around the Bryce Amphitheatre for a few hours. Spires and hoodoos of different heights, shapes and colours (mostly red sandstone with white and grey...

Utah Day 5: Goblin Valley

Today: six hours of riding, two national parks, one state park, one mountain lion, one hail storm, one award winning restaurant in the middle of nowhere and countless different rock formations and landscapes. Where to begin? After an early breakfast in Moab we headed...

Utah Day 4: Delicate Arch & the Fiery Furnace

Another day, another early start. Today we woke up early to see the Delicate Arch (in Arches National Park). It takes about 30 minutes to get to the hiking area from our campground, and another 45 minutes to hike to the arch, so a Clif Bar and coffee/tea after waking...

Utah Day 3: Dead Horse Point & Canyonlands

An early but fun day. Today we explored Dead Horse Point State Park by mountain bike and then drove through Canyonlands National Park in the early afternoon. We woke up at 5:30am to have a quick breakfast in town (Denny’s – an all american...

Utah!

I’m on the road again. I have a course in Vegas from August 5-9 so decided to head out a week early, rent a motorbike with a friend (I’ll be on the back!;)) and explore Utah and its Mighty Five National Parks. Day one was a doozy: 5am wake up call for a...