Along the banks of Green River, guarded by dramatic red rock canyons, Crystal Geyser is Utah's largest cold water (or "sodapop") geyser. Unreal terraces of scalloped orange tufa deposits surround natural mineral springs and a man-made exploratory oil well, out of which the geyser erupts.
Quartz crystal points looking out over Diamond Fork Canyon area
Last weekend we had a fun family hike up Little Diamond Trail (Forest Service Trail 016) in Diamond Fork Canyon, Utah. I posted about our recent camping trips along Little Diamond Creek, and when I noticed on a map that there was a tr
Out my back door tonight
Not content to merely look at it every night, we have circumnavigated Spanish Fork Peak twice now, taking Diamond Fork canyon up behind it and coming all the way around to Hobble Creek canyon. It is a really beautiful drive.
Going this route you can stop for lunch at Red
Right in my metaphorical backyard, behind the mountain I look at from my back door, and a mere 20 minute drive up paved roads, is an amazing red rock canyon chock full of adventure.
Utah Rocks! back episodes: Ep. 1: Goblins and Jasper Geodes; Ep. 2: Hoodoo you think you are
Red Ledges picnic
So we took a family expedition to Mars this weekend :)
Goblin Valley, Utah seriously might as well have been Mars. I have never in my life been in such an alien environment. There are people in the center of the photograph above - if you didn't see them at first, find them so you get a sense of s
In real I have moved to Utah. The moving process itself proved to be an exercise in "what can go wrong, will go wrong", but we are now mostly beyond all that and starting to get settled in. The one big bummer is that our cat escaped the very first night here and we have not seen him since in almos
I made the pilgrimage to Luyten b this past week to honor my ancestors in the living temples.
Ah, the dim glow of the red sun was soothing to these eyestalks after so much time under the blinding white light of Earth!
As soon as I emerged from the wormhole I fell to my pseudopods and slavered all
We made the impromptu decision to rent a place at the Oregon coast for New Year's Eve, literally calling around the night before to see if there were any vacancies (@dillemma didn't know until the last minute if she actually had the holiday off). Improbably we did find a pet friendly, ocean front
Battery Point Trail is a very accessible, mostly flat hike through woods to magnificent views across the Chilkoot Inlet at Kelgaya Point and Battery Point.
Looking across the Chilkoot Inlet of the Lynn Canal (fjord) from Kelgaya Point
Hike Difficulty: Easy The broad, well maintained and mostly