Wedding wanderlust, day 6

The previous day may be found here. I woke up somewhat late, but then I didn’t have a tent to tear down. I skipped the steel-cut oats to save time and breakfasted on cereal, buttermilk, ham and egg, then headed out for Arches National Park. I had contemplated just heading...Read more

Wedding wanderlust, day 5

The previous day may be found here. I awoke feeling somewhat better and found that my mother was the only other one stirring. She had, in fact, woken me up. Fine; I had a long drive to Monticello ahead. I dropped my mom off in Provo, staying with her long...Read more

Wedding wanderlust, day 4

The previous day may be found here. Thursday was the big wedding day. Mom and I got up early to be in Logan by 9:00. Since this is primarily a geology and nature blog, I won’t burden you with too many wedding pictures. But I can’t resist posting just a...Read more

Wedding wanderlust, day 3

The previous day may be found here. I had started to feel achy and with a sore throat on Tuesday, though it was easy to chalk this up to hiking in a dry climate. Wednesday I woke up feeling crummy enough to realize that I had a bad cold. Well,...Read more

Wedding wanderlust, day 2

Day 1 may be found here. I slept reasonably well, considering, and was up before the crack of dawn to work on breakfast. Yeah, I know. There is decidedly some dawn already cracked in that photograph. I had been up some time before taking it, and the tent is already...Read more

Wedding wanderlust

My niece, Jenni, got married this week in Logan, Utah. This is my brother Scott’s first child to get married, and I thought it was important to attend. Cindy could not come along (the usual difficulty with one of us needing to be here for the sick kids) so it...Read more

Wanderlusting the Valles north rim

Today was the first day of this season in which I had the whole day open, the Valles Preserve was issuing back country permits, and the weather was forecast to be excellent. So I decided this would be the perfect day to go and repeat some panoramas with my new...Read more

Wanderlusting Plaza Blanca

With a brief digression. Last weekend was a bit insane. I had routine appointments with my doctor and my dental hygienist Friday, and a trip to Albuquerque with Nathan on Saturday that had enough other things going on that I had no opportunity to hike while there. I had to...Read more

Wanderlusting Buckman Mesa

No wanderlust last weekend. And that’s Friday, before the big snow hit. Saturday I awoke to six inches of snow on the ground. This ruined my hiking plans, but I got a lot of work done on the book, and the late snow is going to help a lot with...Read more

Just another Placitas wanderlust

I was having a pretty good week until Tuesday night, when my throat became increasingly sore and I started feeling pretty crummy. I woke up in the early hours of Wednesday morning feeling like death warmed over, turned off my alarm clock, and gave up on work that day. I...Read more