July 5, 2021

At the end of our trip to Moab, we made a stop by Zion for just a couple of days to decompress. Instead of going into the park, where we have explored around in the past, we headed up Kolob Terrace Road, just outside the park. This is a beautiful forested area that is away from the crowds. Several years…

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July 1, 2021

In 2018 I was in Moab for a 100 mile run through the La Sal Mountains on an incredibly difficult course known as the Ute. On that trip, I saw enough of Moab to realize going there for a run was almost missing the point. So the dreams of the slick rock and unique desert landscape finally materialized into another…

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August 19, 2018

It’s been almost a year since I have written anything, that’s really a shame. Tonight I opened a bottle of New Belgium La Foile, and decided to let the cards fall where they will. What follows is a bit of prose on my personal experience running 100 miles for the first time, and a bit of race report. I can…

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September 11, 2017

I had been itching to return to Zion National Park ever since running the Trans Zion route with friends a few years ago. The soaring, red rock walls of the canyon, the bright green cottonwoods in the Grotto, and the dramatic views of the mesa’s in the backcountry make Zion an experience like the Yosemite of the desert. I promised…

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