Saturday, May 19, 2012

Crystal Butte

An overview of Jackson as seen from Crystal Butte. A spot which I'd never hiked before. Even though the trailhead is located in town. Julie and I had a relaxing afternoon hiking and chatting while looking down on town and attempting to pick out all the places we knew from this different angle.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Zion National Park

Seth and I spent a few days exploring Zion. I hadn't been there in years and had never made it very far from a road, so getting to see all of this was pretty amazing.

The Narrows.

Orderville Canyon.

The Subway.

Angels's Landing. At least at the pace we did it, maybe the most strenuous, sustained, relatively short, hike I've done.

This water was cold!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Home again... briefly.

 The vivid colors of solitary flowers are always startling to me in the desert. 

 I'm thankful to be home again after another safe and fun backpacking trip... for work this time. Though I'll only be in town for about two days. One more trip planed for now, and then, as much as I love visiting the desert, I'm looking forward to just being around home for a little while.