Utah SR-191 & I-70

Jackass Joes sits at the intersection of SR-191 and Interstate 70. Joe’s is a gas station, convenience store, vendor of Alien Jerky and true twilight zone.  
Looking in the other direction you can see there’s not much else around. If you’re ever
in the area…stop in. It’s worth a look.

Posted on June 15th, 2023


The nicest outhouse I’ve ever seen, Potash, UT.
Tourist Maximus in action, Arches National Park, UT.
New multicultural restrooms, Arches National Park, UT.

Posted on June 9th, 2023

Four Arches Hiking Scenes

Delicate Arch from across the way.
Springtime greens.
The view while hiking down this narrow chute was spectacular. Check out the snowcapped La Sal Mountains in the distance.
Meadow and red rock..

Posted on June 1st, 2023

Arches National Park

Seen on the Broken Arch-Tapesty Arch loop.

Posted on May 30th, 2023

Back to Utah

A sense of space and geological time, Canyonlands National Park.
View of the La Sal Mountains from Island In The Sky, Canyonlands National Park.

Posted on May 27th, 2023

Tower Bridge Trail

One of the standout hikes of the trip was the Tower Bridge Trail in Bryce Canyon
 National Park. We hiked in snow and mud wearing Yaktrax traction cleats.
Hoodoos in the snow, very few people and fast changing weather all contributed to a fantastic day on the trail!
The Tower Bridge itself was a little anticlimatic. The journey was the prize.

Posted on April 28th, 2023

Road Food

One of my favorite parts of a road trip is stopping for lunch at a 
local diner/cafe. There’s road coffee, breakfast all day and friendly 
staff. This is The Main Street Cafe in Hurricane, Utah.
After the lunch rush. Pretty classic decor.

Posted on April 24th, 2023

Cold Country

Just outside Bryce Canyon National Park.
The highest elevation and the coldest weather of the roadtrip. It was exciting for us
coastal Californians to experience the snowy southwest! Beautiful too!

Posted on April 21st, 2023

The Narrows

In their quick drying, rubberized gear and walking sticks, these two are about to walk up the North Fork of the Virgin River into The Narrows- the narrowest section of Zion Canyon.

Posted on April 19th, 2023

Zion National Park

Zion with snow. I felt lucky to be there in this kind of weather.
The snow definitely cut down on the crowds.
The inclement weather added to the overall beauty of the landscape!

Posted on April 17th, 2023

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