In the Valley of Goblins

One of the many things JJ and I have in common is an affinity for maps (thanks to you, US map placemat circa 1991!).  Jordan had been eyeing a spot on the Utah map called Goblin Valley for some time, and on this trip we were...

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There is no Reef at Capitol Reef NP

It should be obvious that there’s no reef at Capital Reef National Park in the middle of Utah, but since at one time it had been underwater, you never know. Turns out “reef” just refers to any rock structure and...

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A Grand Staircase Indeed

While we were at Bryce Jordan posted a picture on Facebook, to which a friend commented: “Are you going back through Grand Staircase/Escalante? Prepare to be amazed!” Not that Utah has ceased to amaze me before, but I...

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Bryce Canyon

Once we drove out the eastern edge of Zion we kept driving and didn’t stop until we reached the edge of another canyon, Bryce.  Once you’re out of Zion the drive is only about 90 minutes.  It’s pretty and goes...

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Zion, Zion

We had big plans when we first started considering this Utah trip.  After the race on Saturday we planned on hiking The Narrows, a 17 mile trek through a slot canyon in Zion – most of it sloshing and wading through the...

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Ready, Set, Utah

Ok Gubbins fans, get ready for an onslaught of pics from the great state of Utah.  We covered a lot of ground in 8 days, so I’ll break it down by key sights.  Here are the spots we hit (SLC is just on the map for a point...

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In Utah

1. Jordan getting ready for a practice swim at Sand Hollow State Park reservoir. 2. I found my way into a slot canyon about 3 miles from the house we are staying in.  Just a short (less than 30 minute) hike, but tranquil and...

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Jordan Running

Both were taken on the Highline Canal Trail on Sunday April 27th by yours truly (we’re both practicing our skills for St. George 70.3 next weekend).  Here’s some non-running shots:

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