Archive for May, 2008

May 27 2008

Prickely Blooms

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A quick Memorial Day weekend road trip that circled the center of the state. We stopped at Mystic Hot Springs, Bryce Canyon National Park, and Coyote Gulch, all places that we want to revisit, again and again. The Prickely Pear cacti were blooming like mad. Huge pink blossoms flaunted their delicate petals to a dry, [...]

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May 17 2008

Skunked: Driving around west desert with skis.

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Well, just got back from the west desert. We went to ski Deseret Peak. Our timing was perfect except for the fact that the road is closed. We opted out of walking the 4 extra miles to the trail-head. Then we felt obliged to drive around in a futile attempt to find somewhere else to [...]

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May 15 2008

Deer Valley time

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Deer Valley rules this time of year. It’s about the only easy place to go lap a few quick runs with the pooch. Unfortunately, the powder porpoise has only been up for one hit wonders these days. About a year ago she jumped out of a second story window. Recently the injury has been resurfacing. [...]

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May 10 2008


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My Buddy DH-1 just sent me this painful photo of his tracks from a solo tour on Mount Nebo. Of the 3 or 4 times I’ve skied this area, I never had snow as good as this. And the beauty of his single line just kills me. Funny thing is that these look like little [...]

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May 08 2008

Soaking in the Sierras

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Two times now I’ve had to cancel planned spring trips to the sierras, so when this one was suddenly falling apart days before departure, I suddenly realized that it could quite possibly be now or never. So with newfound determination, I hurridly planned out the trip in the day or two before departure. I impressed [...]

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