Stroll Along the Provo River
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Stroll Along the Provo River

Serene – that’s how I would describe a stroll along the Provo River, especially after a welcomed morning rain.  Twelves miles of the Provo River flows through Heber Valley.  This section of the river is known as the Upper and Middle Provo River and offers some of the best fishing in Utah. This world of … Continue reading

Hiking a Geological Gem in Roxborough State Park
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Hiking a Geological Gem in Roxborough State Park

Roxborough State Park is a gigantic geology jigsaw puzzle.  It’s like the world-famous Red Rocks, which are just up the road, only without the crowds.  I’ve hiked it several times, but on the first hike, I couldn’t help but think I’d stumbled upon a geological gem.  Roxborough State Park is where the prairie meets the … Continue reading

Hiking the Shoulder Season in Breck
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Hiking the Shoulder Season in Breck

If you think May just means mud in the Colorado mountains, you’re wrong.  It’s a transition from snow and the grays and browns of winter to the vibrant shades of green of summer.  The shoulder season as it’s called is a secret season for folks like me who enjoy strolling through a quaint mountain town … Continue reading

The Allure of a Dunes World
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The Allure of a Dunes World

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve fascinate me.  I’ve visited the dunes several times and each time, the largest sand dunes in North America against a backdrop of snow-capped mountains take my breath away.  With the shifting sand, it’s an ever changing landscape. On my most recent trip, as I was heading toward the … Continue reading

Drawn Back to the “Deserted Valley”
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Drawn Back to the “Deserted Valley”

Have you ever been to a place that immediately whisk you away into mystical serenity?  That’s what you experience at Hovenweep National Monument.   I first visited this magical spot right after my brother passed away in late May 2016.  I guess a stop at a place with “weep” in the name on a trip … Continue reading