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SKIING SAND STONE SLOPES.

Nestled next to the northern slopes of the Abajos, and overlooking Indian Creek, is a lone mountain rising just above 9000 feet. The east side of it looks like the beehive on the Utah flag but with large grooves carved into its base, like a large bear had clawed at it leaving deep gouges on […]

KIN.

In 1939, two young men walked away from freshly plowed fields to enjoy a weekend in the Abajo Mountains in Southeast Utah. Looking across high wooded plateaus and red colored labyrinths to the west, a wanderlust to chart the unexplored moved them to walk away from the day to day grind. Sweat from labour soon […]

GROWING PAINS.

I can recall a time I felt growing pains. I was walking down the hallway in our house and a sudden pain shot through my leg, in fact I remember crying out that I had just been shot in the leg with an arrow, a flint tipped Port Orford Cedar shaft right through my femur. […]

RETURN OF THE NATIVE.

Life is a series of storms; some lesser, some greater, some devastating, some refreshing–and all in some way beautiful. I have weathered many a storm in the open, far from home and loved ones. And I have journeyed home in anticipation for many more. For me home has always been in the same place; one block […]

TK’S CHAIR RIDE.

Birthday’s have always been about the weekend. An awesome, radical adventure with the best of friends; great food; and getting outside. True birthday weekenders are a dying breed as with each aging year the weekending becomes less and less of a priority with life’s other “priorities” taking the front seat. The one night, 2-hour dinner […]

BIRTHDAY WEEKEND.

It’s D’s b-day weekend, yes birthday’s last a weekend around here. We were stoked to get out of dodge, and lucky for us it’s also a 3-day weekend–thank you MLK! We started off at TK’s cabin up Hobble Creek. It’s the perfect quick escape only 20 minutes and you’re out of town, out of smog, […]

ARISAIG.

  In my perusing of iPhoto I came across this beauty. Arisaig, or the Safe Place, is a village set on the shore of Loch nan Ceall on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands. Chilly clear blue waters and outlooking the Hebrides this was a welcomed landscape variation from the jagged and mountainous Cullins region […]

SE UT WINTER.

There’s something magical about snow covered grounds, I’ve loved them since I was little. Granted a big part of growing up in VA is with a mere 1 in of snow either equals a 2 hour delay or no school for the day 🙂 I remember during the winters going to bed every night wishing […]

PERFECT TREE.

  Finding the perfect tree is no easy feat! Randall’s mean business in their search…everyone spreads out and calls out when they think they’ve found THE tree. It typically goes like this, first the call <<I’ve found one, I’ve found one!!!>> Then, everyone rushes over…<<no, there’s a bald spot–how about this one?!>>… <<uh that one’s […]

RECAPTURE.

There’s no better way to roam than by clinking chain and knobby treads cruising through rock and dirt. There’s always more to explore in this country, further distances to be travelled, and it’s never short of an epic view. Like my childhood reads of Cam Jansen I just want to say “click” and hope my […]