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Photo of the Day: Hilltop Ruin, Grand Canyon National Park

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An Evening in the Grand Canyon

A relatively short, but very strenuous, downhill climb on the historic Grandview Trail brings you to Horseshoe Mesa.  Here you can rest for the night, grabbing one of the campsites near the mesa edge, and enjoy the evening light while … Continue reading

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Lower Grand Gulch below Shaw Arch

Leaving Shaw Arch behind us, we continue on down the canyon towards the San Juan River.  The hiking is relatively easy, the trail simple enough to follow or you choose to just stay in the wash.  A bit of exploring … Continue reading

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The Narrows of Grand Gulch and Beyond

Just below the confluence of Collins Canyon and Grand Gulch one must pass through the “Narrows” in order to continue on down toward the San Juan river. The first time I visited here, I walked right through it not even … Continue reading

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Grand Gulch and The Grand Canyon: Two Back-Country Adventures

For the last few years now, I’ve been able to take a week off, usually in April, for a week-long backpacking trip with the same group of friends to some southern Utah locale.  It is something I start looking forward … Continue reading

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How I deal with winter

It’s January and time to start dreaming about spring backpacking trips, rock art panels, cliff dwellings, canyons, canyon wrens and desert wildflowers.  At least, it is for me.

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