Uinta Brewing & Pub, Salt Lake City Utah

Uinta Brewing & Pub, Salt Lake City Utah

On mid-day Friday I found myself zipping along I-15 in Salt Lake City. I-15 has had a lasting impression on me since my childhood. My parents and I often visited Utah while I was growing up.  During one of those visits I experienced my first bit of road rage. I’m … Continue reading

Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah

Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah

Third Utah State Park in a day… don’t worry about it! Boomer and I arrived at the entrance of Kodachrome Basin State Park and briefly chatted with the park attendant. I asked for information on flash flooding and what roads were closed. He informed us that the road to The … Continue reading

Escalante Petrified Forest State Park, Utah

Escalante Petrified Forest State Park, Utah

I read quite a few travel blogs and most of them have a common theme… while traveling don’t plan everything down to the minute… you know like I do. I know my planning style doesn’t leave the door open for much spontaneity and often leaves me cutting things out because … Continue reading

Visiting The Stunning Dixie National Forest, Utah

Visiting The Stunning Dixie National Forest, Utah

According to what I had read, Dixie National Forest in Utah was a hidden gem, often overlooked by it’s neighboring park, Bryce Canyon National Park. Dixie caught my eye as it allowed leashed dogs on their trails – so of course we would be making a stop! I pulled into the Red … Continue reading

Bryce Canyon National Park Photo Essay

Bryce Canyon National Park

Our trip to Utah focused primarily on Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park. I had decided to not hike in Bryce Canyon, opting for a driving tour with Boomer instead. I was starting to feel guilty that I was boarding Boomer too much, even if he was making … Continue reading

Toadstools Hike in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Utah

Toadstools Hike in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Utah

With a start to a new day, Boomer and I would be visiting Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument (GSENM).  I stopped in at the GSENM visitor’s center in Kanab Utah and I briefly checked out the displays.  As I milled around I walked into a room packed with people.  A … Continue reading

Zion Canyon Brewing Company, Springdale Utah

Zion Canyon Brewing Company, Springdale Utah

I felt like the appropriate reward for hiking when I hate hiking would be a quick stop off at a brewery before I picked up Boomer. Luckily Zion Canyon Brewing Company is conveniently (or strategically) located right next to Zion National Park’s entrance in Springdale Utah.