Southwestern Colorado, driving the high-passes – Labor Day, 2012

For labor day week we decided to spend some time in the Southwestern Colorado area. Having gotten a bit of a taste on previous trips – spending couple days in Telluride and Durango, we wanted to explore a little more seriously.

We drove into Durango on Saturday, which was hosting a biker rally that […]

Capitol Reef, Dinosaur and Colorado – May 2012

Took a trip over the Memorial Day weekend into Utah and Colorado. Not the best time of the year for travel – but needed to utilize the 3-day weekend to reduce the vacation days needed for a full week off.

Started on Saturday driving up to Capitol Reef and quickly found ourselves engulfed in […]

White Pocket & Buckskin Gulch, May 2012

Took a short weekend trip to the Vermillion Cliffs area this past weekend. Long haul from Phoenix for just a couple days, but wanted to take advantage of the nice weather before it gets too hot in a couple weeks. We headed in through Marble Canyon and worked up through House Rock Valley Road, […]

Harquahala Mountain, April 2012

Headed out with some folks to explore some of the area west of Phoenix, ran the Big Horn Mountains trail and then on up to Harquahala Mountain. We started in Tonopah, heading west on Indian School a few miles then heading off north on an unmarked track that took us under the I10. From there […]

Sheep Bridge, March 2012

Took a run out to Sheep Bridge with the Arizona Land Cruiser Association. Was a nice day for it – sunny, but not too hot. The road from Seven Springs up to Bloody Basin was in good shape – with little washboarding and we made good time. Pressed on to the bridge and enjoyed […]

San Antonio, ABS Expo – January 2012

Had a great long weekend in San Antonio. Primarily went to attend the ABS Expo. First knife show I’d managed to attend in a few years and picked a great show to go to. While not all the makers I was hoping to talk to were in attendance, was still a great show and […]

Death Valley

Spent New Years week wandering Death Valley National Park. Was surprised to realize just how large and diverse the park is. Ranging from -287 ft below sea level at Badwater to over 11,000 ft at Telescope Peak.  We drove through Vegas, past the beautiful Red Rock Canyon area to Death Valley on a Saturday. […]

Canyonlands, Moab Area Trip

Had a great 12 day trip through the Moab area. We started leaving Phoenix early on a Saturday headed up to Valley of the Gods. Just past Mexican hat we turned off onto Valley of the Gods road, drove in a few miles and found a great campsite with an amazing view. The following […]


Spent Labor Day week in on the Big Island of Hawaii. As we’d just been a couple years ago, we didn’t plan to do much. Mostly we just wanted to hang out and enjoy the beach. Took a couple of snorkel trips which were enjoyable though we didn’t see quite the variety of fish […]

Attic House Ruins

Took an overnight trip into Prescott National Forest with some folks from Expeditional Portal to visit Attic House Ruins – a well preserved Sinaguan ruin dating to approximately 1280 AD. Met up with the group in Chino Valley. The trip leaders were fantastic guides – very knowledgeable about the area, history and wildlife. After traversing about 40 miles […]