Plan Ahead: How to Carry Extra Water in the Desert

Plan Ahead: How to Carry Extra Water in the Desert

Cindy and I first backpacked the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park in 2017. Since then, I’ve returned to backpack 6 times–4 of those times as a backpacking guide. I know a lot about this area! Still, whether you are going for a short hike or...
Overcoming Fear of Heights on Angels Landing

Overcoming Fear of Heights on Angels Landing

Fear has held me hostage for much of my adult life. Fear of starting over kept me in an emotionally abusive marriage for 10 years. Fear of disappointing others kept me saying yes to things when I should have said no. Fear of setting boundaries and hurting people’s...
The Bells Canyon Back-up Plan

The Bells Canyon Back-up Plan

Saturday, January 30, was supposed to be our boozy coffee and donuts hike at Donut Falls. But Mother Nature had other plans for us. After not getting much snow all winter, a storm brought 14 inches of fresh powder in some areas of Big Cottonwood Canyon, which is where...
We Sleighed Frary Peak

We Sleighed Frary Peak

Living far from family can make the holidays hard. This holiday season is probably even harder since many people haven’t been able to go home at all this year to see their out-of-state family because of the pandemic.  Any other year, we’d celebrate the...
International Wine Hike & Tasting Party

International Wine Hike & Tasting Party

Our International Wine Hike & Tasting Party was a big success. We started the afternoon with a gorgeous fall hike before sampling wines and food from more than 10 countries. The wines and food paired excellently with the golden fall colors.   What started as a...
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