If you need to ask you’ll never know

“Is that the mystery of Mystery Canyon?” I wondered, crouched and frozen on a steep, insecure shale slope, “That it sucks?” We had only just dropped off the rim of the canyon and into Death Gully (that’s right, it was called Death Gully) so we could still turn around if we wanted to. Were we […]

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What do canyons and glaciers have in common? Everything.

Everything here is perfectly still. Most of the turns and hollows are cast into shadow, but here and there features and patches of sand are lit up with a soft light. It feels ancient and seems to come from nowhere, even though I know it must come from above. Winding my way through the canyon […]

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Utah Honeymooning: Mountain Biking

It was months ago that our friends Sarah and Carl casually mentioned that maybe we should all take a trip to Utah after they got hitched in September. “Like, for your honeymoon?” we asked. And that is how Kyle and I ended up accompanying two of our besties to Utah on their honeymoon. You don’t […]

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Kyle and the Riverlope do Zion

**At the beginning of October Kyle started riding his bike to work.  Just a few weeks ago Kyle and I went on a week-long trip to Zion national park and, among other things, completed a sixteen mile thru-hike of The Narrows.  The week after we got back we started climbing again.  This week Kyle had […]

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