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

A Delicate Hike
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A Delicate Hike

I’ve hike to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park before, but I couldn’t pass up the chance to hike it again on Earth Day.  I’d planned to do a sunrise hike, but when the alarm went off, I hit snooze for a bit longer, but still managed to make it to the trailhead before the … Continue reading

Spring Snowshoe in the Unitas
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Spring Snowshoe in the Unitas

Spring is my favorite time to go snowshoeing.  So when my friend Pam suggesting going while I was staying with her and her husband Earl in Utah, I said I’m all in.  We had a gorgeous day with plenty of sunshine, light breeze, and comfortable temperatures – all the reasons I love snowshoeing in the … Continue reading

Spring Skiing Bliss in Utah
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Spring Skiing Bliss in Utah

So this Colorado gal headed west to check out the slopes in neighboring Utah.  I’d never skied Utah and was really looking forward to taking some turns.  Staying in Heber City with my friends Pam and Earl, we set out on a Tuesday to ski their favorite resort, Deer Valley. We started from the Jordanelle … Continue reading

Klutz on Skinny Skis
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Klutz on Skinny Skis

Sometime you’ve gotta reach out and hug a tree.  That was my tactic on a particular downhill while Nordic skiing recently in Utah.  Couple of things happen when you cross country ski with me:  you’re going to laugh at me; I’m going to laugh at myself; I’m likely going to squeal while going too fast … Continue reading