Birding Paradise at Ouray National Wildlife Refuge near Vernal, Utah
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Birding Paradise at Ouray National Wildlife Refuge near Vernal, Utah

I stumbled upon Ouray National Wildlife Refuge by accident. I was on my way to Fantasy Canyon, which is about 40 miles south of Vernal, Utah, on a recent road trip back to Denver. I saw the sign and decided to make a quick stop. Ouray National Wildlife Refuge was established by the U.S. Fish … Continue reading

Hike to Moonshine Arch near Vernal, Utah
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Hike to Moonshine Arch near Vernal, Utah

Moonshine is an interesting name for an arch. I like it. Maybe it’s because moonshine reminds me of rural northwest Georgia where my dad grew up. Moonshine Arch near Vernal, Utah, got on my radar a couple of years ago when I started exploring the area in and around Dinosaur National Monument. The sandstone Moonshine … Continue reading

Overlook Trail Hike in Zion National Park
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Overlook Trail Hike in Zion National Park

It was my second visit to Zion National Park and I only had a couple of hours to get in a hike.  I decided to do an early morning drive from Springdale up the curvy Mount Carmel Road.  The scenic road is scenery galore.  It’s magical watching the sun’s glow overtake the shadows in the … Continue reading

Snowshoeing Nobletts
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Snowshoeing Nobletts

In the past few days it has dumped snow in the mountains of Utah.  While staying with my friends Pam and Earl, we decided to hit the trail when the clouds cleared.  So after yoga and brunch, off we went to get in a short afternoon snowshoe. Our pick for a snowshoe – Nobletts Trail … Continue reading