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Kanab Utah… Central to So Many Cool Places! (Part 1) (Repost. Original 1/1/19)

Kanab Utah… Central to So Many Cool Places! (Part 1) Posted on January 1, 2019 2 After enjoying one last sunrise from the rim of Bryce Canyon we were on our way to Kanab, very close to the Arizona border. This would be another repeat for me, but … [Read more...]

Bryce Canyon’s Peek-a-Boo Trail. It’s Just That Incredible! (Repost. Original 12/30/18)

As promised in my last post about our recent visit to Bryce Canyon… Peek-a-boo Loop Trail starts at Bryce Point, an an elevation of 8296 feet and drops quickly down into the Canyon. It is considered strenuous by the park officials… 5.5 mile hike with … [Read more...]

Bryce Canyon… Mother Nature at Her Best (Repost. Original 12/30/18)

There’s not a whole lot I can say about Bruce Canyon National Park that I haven’t already said. It’s truly one of the most magical places I’ve ever experienced. I’ve enjoyed and studied the works of some of the most incredible and talented artists … [Read more...]

Zion… Just Keeps Calling Me Back! (Repost. Original 12/24/18)

I love this place... Zion National Park. Definitely amongst my favorite places in our country. So… although I’ve been here twice, I could not pass up the opportunity to bring John for his first visit. Unfortunately, by the time we got … [Read more...]

Guide to Playing Outside + Eating in Salt Lake City, UT

“Hey Katie, I’m heading to SLC [this week/next summer/tomorrow] and was wondering if you had advice on good trails for [running/skiing/hiking], places to adventure that are near town, can’t-miss restaurants and coffee … [Read more...]

Moab Activities for the Whole Family

  I wrote this post about activities in Moab awhile back and I thought I would share it again for anyone new to Adventure Tykes who may have missed it.   Moab, isolated in the southeast corner of Utah, is a mountain bike mecca and rock … [Read more...]

That time we went to Moab on a Monday.

From my leather journal. (With new thoughts sprinkled in while I transcribe.)  3/20 Note: Please excuse any bumps and inky bruises on this page; I’m driving. Well, Brody is driving. We just turned off the highway at Crescent Junction, on our … [Read more...]

My [growing] Collection of Top Utah Hiking Trails

In this post I share my top Utah hiking trail posts organized by area, season, difficulty and even one for dogs who hike. Most I published on Ski Utah’s blog under my name or as the “Yeti,” their ultra cool mascot. The lists are simple collections of … [Read more...]

5 Hikes in Moab for Kids

  Spring is an exceptional time to visit Moab with your kids. Flowers, cactus and trees are blooming creating a beautiful landscape of color against the red rock. The temperatures are perfect, warm during the day and cool in the evening. You … [Read more...]

The Road Home

I can hardly believe it’s been more than six months since my last post. With all the changes going on in my life I decided to give myself a sabbatical from my writing and get settled (3 moves in one year) and comfy before carrying on. I joined … [Read more...]

Crag Dog Adventures in Utah

Here’s the problem with human companions: They come with too many variables. Ask someone, “Want to go out on an adventure?” and your response will inevitably be a “Yes, but _____.” There’s always something – yes but I have to work, or get my oil … [Read more...]

Top Eleven Favorite Places from MY Journey in Focus

As many of you know, I’ve relinquished my “full-time road warrior” status in order to be closer to my parents in my hometown of Longview Washington. Here, I am within minutes of my Dad’s house as well as my Mom and Stepdad’s, and all four of my … [Read more...]

What to Expect at the Alta Lodge

I’m always on the prowl for hangouts with local flavor. Even though Steve and I ski at Alta most of the winter, I had yet to visit a single business other than the on mountain cafes. Finally a few folks got wise to my single-minded visits … [Read more...]

Finding strength on Lone Peak

The first mile… Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses. - Marilyn vos Savant Utah’s Lone Peak tops at out 11,263’ and is considered the most difficult 11,000+ peak in the Wasatch Rage due to the … [Read more...]

Finding strength on Lone Peak

The first mile… Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses. - Marilyn vos Savant Utah’s Lone Peak tops at out 11,263’ and is considered the most difficult 11,000+ peak in the Wasatch Rage due to the … [Read more...]

The Utah I Never Knew

Until a few months ago I never knew any of Utah beyond the Salt Lake City airport. Last fall, during the "baby steps" of my journey, I squeaked through the very northeast corner of the state. After leaving Colorado on my way to the northwest I camped … [Read more...]

Two Days of Rock and Roll (day 1)

Serious play on words, but I’ve never seen so many big ROCKS before in my life, and I saw them all as I was ROLLING down the road. Well, I hiked to some, but I had to roll to get there. Thus the title of this post. I saw so many amazing sights in … [Read more...]