It’s a beautiful morning, the trails are perfect after some much needed rain, and… I broke my bike frame. Bummed. Here’s a shot of me and my trusty steed during happier times, taken by my wife on a misty Orcas Island ride this past spring.
Planning the day’s adventures in Grand Staircase-Escalante.
Sometimes things just don’t go to plan. In this case, Zero Gravity, a route in southern Utah, is at least halfway well named…
Captain and First Mate.
Good friends, a sunset over the San Juans, and a warm fire. Yeah, that’ll do.
Lily pads and clouds, Northern Minnesota.
Death Hollow, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah. Despite the foreboding name, we found it to be a tranquil and beautiful place during the two nights we camped amongst the trees below.
Here’s a little clip from a backpacking trip my wife and I went on recently down in Grand Staircase- Escalante National Monument. On our hike out, we got front-row seats to a spectacular thunderstorm that rolled through the area. Not long after this was taken, waterfalls started appearing all along the canyon rim, including over the edge of the overhang we were sitting under. Really an awesome thing to watch.
Just FYI, hanging out under overhangs like this is probably not a great idea in a lightning storm, because lighting can sometimes bridge the gap across the entrance. However, this was a pretty big and dry overhang (we were probably 50 or 60 feet back from the edge), so we thought we’d be ok. Hard to say for sure though!
Turn your speakers up!
[pardon the minor profanity]
Early morning ride.