I went up the West side of Grandeur with Noah a few days ago and saw more wildflowers then ever. Yesterday I went back with a camera, the May rains have been good! Here are far to many flower photos...
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
I've never really loved riding a bike. In fact, the few rides I've done this year have been mediocre at best. With this bad of attitude I decided to join Andy, Tom, and Jason Prigge on the White Rim Trail in Canyonlands. I had heard it was a classic ride but all I could picture in my mind was a white, dusty road full of vans providing support for over weight cyclists.
I was wrong. Turns out riding a bike is fun and the White Rim Trail is as classic as everyone says. It has poured the night before and the dirt road was perfect. Add beautiful 65 degree temps and the day was magical. We road fast which felt slightly uncomfortable but stopped frequently enough to allow my weak legs to recover. Eight and a half hours after starting we were back at the car and psyched! Without a doubt this was the best ride I've ever done. Maybe I won't sell my bike...
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Noah already put a few photos up from our Tuesday stroll up Snowbird. We basically took turns posing at the same spots so here are the same photos he put up with a different person in them. The day before, he sent out a text with this line on Red Stack labeled "ski me!" How could I say no to that? The snow was mediocre at best (except for the amazing groomers down low) but it was still much more fun than my rainy bike ride the following day!
|Snowbird sleeping in the background|
|Red Stack shoulder|
|Green on green on green (the last green's his boots)|
|The second of three turns on the only supportable snow of the chute|
|The last of the three|
Saturday, May 2, 2015
|Lars finding out Tanner's is not filled in|
|Summiting SLC Twins|
|Corn on the upper East Face|
|Turned into slop lower down|
|Headig back up to Tanner's with the boney E. Face in the background|
|Every bit of snow in Tanner's skied well|
|Lars hoping he doesn't fall into the waterfall below him|
|No skiing to the car|
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
After spending the weekend in Carbondale, Amanda and I had another free day to wander around the desert. Neither of us had been to Goblin Valley so that's where we went. In the parking lot we ran into a friend who reccomended Little Wild Horse Canyon which was just a few miles away. The Goblins were cool but the Little Canyon stole the show.
|The start of Little Wild Horse Canyon|
|Hannah does not care|