The Strike Valley Overlook

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The Strike Valley Overlook Capitol Reef National Park, Utah This past spring, I took the long way home from Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, along the Burr Trail and through Capitol Reef National Park. Having not been too impressed with Capitol Reef in the past, that drive completely changed my mind and really sparked my interest […]

Capitol Reef National Park

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Capitol Reef National Park Utah “Located in south-central Utah in the heart of red rock country, Capitol Reef National Park is a hidden treasure filled with cliffs, canyons, domes and bridges in the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic monocline (a wrinkle on the earth) extending almost 100 miles.” (NPS) I once said that I wasn’t that […]

Driving Utah’s Burr Trail

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Driving Utah’s Burr Trail Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah Originally developed by a rancher named John Atlantic Burr to move his cattle between summer and winter grazing grounds, the Burr Trail is now one of those classic Utah “backways” that the State frequently advertises as it takes you into some of Utah’s most beautiful and […]

The Dry Fork Narrows of Coyote Gulch

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The Dry Fork Narrows of Coyote Gulch Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah  Although a hundred people probably pass by it each day, apparently the half-mile-long Dry Fork Narrows is an often overlooked attraction in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.  As we descended into the Dry Fork wash to reach Peekaboo Gulch Slot Canyon, there was a very […]

Spooky Gulch Slot Canyon

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Spooky Gulch Slot Canyon Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah Twenty-six miles down Hole-in-the-Rock Road from the town of Escalante, deep in the heart of the vast 1.6 million acre Grand Staircase-Esclante National Monument, lie Peekaboo Gulch Slot Canyon and Spooky Gulch Slot Canyon in the Dry Fork area. These have become some of the more well-known slot canyons due […]

Peekaboo Gulch Slot Canyon

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Peekaboo Gulch Slot Canyon Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah Twenty-six miles down Hole-in-the-Rock Road from the town of Escalante, deep in the heart of the vast 1.6 million acre Grand Staircase-Esclante National Monument, lie Peekaboo Gulch Slot Canyon and Spooky Gulch Slot Canyon in the Dry Fork area. These have become some of the more well-known slot […]

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

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Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Utah The landscape of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument was the last area of the lower 48 United States to get mapped and charted and once people started poking around, they realized they were dealing with an incredible wealth of ancient and modern science and culture as well as a big empty playground for outdoor adventurers. […]

The Goblins of Goblin Valley State Park

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The Goblins of Goblin Valley State Park Hanksville, Utah Goblin Valley State Park – Along the edge of the San Rafael Desert, Goblin Valley State Park is a relatively unknown park when compared to the Mighty 5 of Utah that eclipse it. Only about a mile wide and two miles long, Goblin Valley consists of thousands […]

Another American Southwest Road Trip: 2017 Edition

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Another American Southwest Road Trip 2017 Edition Another American Southwest Road Trip – Within the Grand Canyon lies Havasu Falls; An oasis of turquoise blue waterfalls within the vastness of the deep desert canyon. The location has become extremely, extremely popular with hikers and photographers flocking to it’s beauty. And since not seeing images of the […]

A Spring Day at Snowbird Ski Resort

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A Spring Day at Snowbird Ski Resort Salt Lake City, Utah After two unreal days at Powder Mountain, we pretty much knew what we were getting into on a dry Saturday at Snowbird Ski Resort. In advance of the next storm that was set to batter the Wasatch Range, not only were temperatures predicted to be […]

Alstrom Point – Lake Powell, Utah

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Alstrom Point Lake Powell, Utah When I was planning my roadtrip down to Page to shoot Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon, I didn’t really know what was in the area. I had a few nights and Antelope Canyon was a daytime venture so I had some golden hour plans I had to figure out. I simply […]

Monument Valley, The Wild West

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Monument Valley Navajo Nation, Utah & Arizona Monument Valley had been on my list to visit and photograph for a long time. I had driven by on US 163 a few times, always mid-day on my way home from other adventures, but I finally set aside specific time to stop and get into the park for […]

The 2016 American Southwest Road Trip

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The 2016 American Southwest Road Trip Utah & Arizona American Southwest Road Trip – There are certain iconic images that I seem to see everywhere. Some I can shake out of my head pretty quickly, but others stick with me to the point of near-obsession. They become places that I simply need to go, see, […]

The Second Annual Lake Powell Expedition

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The Second Annual Lake Powell Expedition Lake Powell, Utah The flooded Glen Canyon area is considered “America’s lost national park” and in looking at the surreal beauty of Lake Powell and imagining about what lies below, it certainly feels that way. It’s a very surreal place. But out of that lost national park at least rose Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, […]

Knowles Canyon Overlook – Rabbit Valley

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Knowles Canyon Overlook Rabbit Valley, Colorado One of my standard catalysts for some of the places I visit is simply from driving past a sign for something and thinking, “I should check that out sometime.” So once again, I begin with one of my typical introductions: I had been driving past the sign for Rabbit Valley (Colorado […]

Desert Shenanigans – The Annual Spring Moab Trip

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Desert Shenanigans – The Annual Spring Moab Trip Moab, Utah Sunset over Canyonlands National Park, 35 miles of mountain biking, an afternoon floating down the Colorado River baking in the sun, a hundred mortars, and sunrise over Arches National Park. I love the springtime desert shenanigans… One for the Road Photography – Shop & Prints

Hatch Point & the Anticline Overlook

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Hatch Point & the Anticline Overlook Moab, Utah I’ve probably camped in Kane Creek Canyon outside Moab, Utah, close to twenty times over the past eight years and many of those afternoons have been spent drinking some happy-hour beers while watching the sun dip behind the cliffs of Hurrah Pass and the Anticline Overlook. There […]

Courthouse Towers Sunset

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Courthouse Towers Sunset Arches National Park, Utah After realizing we couldn’t make it to Canyonlands in time for sunset, we were hoping to at least get some shots in Castle Valley on the way to camp. The sky was flat gray and looking really bleak as we drove down Route 128 on our way in to Moab. We had […]

Video: A Weekend on Lake Powell

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Video: Lake Powell Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah A video made by a buddy from a weekend on Lake Powell in Utah. Our First Annual Lake Powell Expedition. Rob Phillips Photography: Youtube | Website | Facebook One for the Road Photography – Shop & Prints

More Mountain Biking Fixin’ – Moab 2015

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More Mountain Biking Fixin’ – Moab 2015 Not much to say on this one… March – 75º, sunny skies, 40 miles of mountain biking, and some blossoming moabs… The LaSals & Fisher Towers Route 128 Onion Creek   Kane Creek Camping Amasa Back / Hymasa / Pothole Arch “Ask any good rider to list their favorite […]

Hiking the Subway in Zion… Again

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Hiking the Subway… Again – The Left Fork of North Creek Zion National Park, Utah Hiking the Subway in Zion – I have never been rock climbing and I have never been too interested in it either. But I was told rappelling is easy, especially with fixed anchors – Once the rope’s set up through the […]

Hiking the Legendary Zion Narrows

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Hiking the Legendary Zion Narrows Zion National Park, Utah “The Indians call the canyon through which it runs “Mu-koon’-tu-weap” or Straight Canyon. Entering this, we have to wade upstream; often the water fills the entire channel, and although we travel many miles, we find no flood plain, talus, or broken piles of rock at the foot of the […]

The Emerald Pools Hike in Zion…Meh

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The Emerald Pools Hike…Meh Zion National Park, Utah Me and a buddy had hiked the subway before the rest of our group rolled in to town somewhere around 4:30 a.m. the next morning. Sitting around camp as the sun got higher, we decided we couldn’t just wait for them to roll out of their tents so we […]

Hiking the Subway in Zion

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Hiking the Subway – The Left Fork of North Creek Zion National Park, Utah Hiking the Subway in Zion – Despite the rising sun and baby-blue cloudless sky, it wasn’t the warmest of mornings in the desert of southern Utah. It was somewhere around 50° so still nothing a few minutes of hiking couldn’t warm, but […]

Zion National Park, Utah

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Zion National Park, Utah The very name Zion, a Hebrew word for refuge, evokes its significance. (*Text not original content and is simply copied & compiled from NPS.gov*) Zion National Park – Zion is Utah’s oldest national park, designated in 1919, and is located along the edge of a region known as the Colorado Plateau, encompassing some of the […]

On the Road to Zion

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On the Road to Zion Zion National Park, Utah I had been to Zion National Park once and that was way before I appreciated landscapes the way I do today. It was back in my late-teens when everything sucked, especially extended family road trips, Griswold style.* And if I remember correctly, we only had time to ride the 80-minute […]

Spring Break in the Desert – Blossoming Moabs

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Spring Break in the Desert – Blossoming Moabs Moab, Utah Spring Break in the Desert: One day of amazing weather, one overcast yet dry day, and one pretty miserable one with 30 mph winds and torrential rain. The price to pay to see the blossoming Moabs this time of year. Uranium Arch Willow Springs The Gooseneck Along […]

Sunrise at Delicate Arch in Arches National Park

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Sunrise at Delicate Arch in Arches National Park Moab, Utah Delicate Arch, a 65ft (20m) Entrada Sandstone arch in Arches National Park, is the unofficial symbol of Utah and arguably one of the most beautiful and iconic arches in the world. Its image graces postcards, magazines, books, posters, signs, billboards, stamps, licence plates, and of […]

A Lazy Afternoon in Arches National Park

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A Lazy Afternoon in Arches National Park Moab, Utah Double Arch is highly trafficked, to say the least. Most times I had visited, there must have been nearly 100 people clambering all over the sandstone. But this night was different. As I approached the colossal adjoining arches, there was only one family of three climbing down from […]

Remarkable Arches National Park

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Remarkable Arches National Park Moab, Utah Arches National Park in southeastern Utah has the highest concentration of natural stone arches in the world with over 2,000 documented arches dotting the landscape. The park sits atop an underground evaporite layer (salt bed). This salt bed was deposited in the Paradox Basin of the Colorado Plateau nearly 300 million […]

Rollin’ Solo – Traveling Alone

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Rollin’ Solo – Traveling Alone I’m writing this on a Wednesday night in the middle of the Utah desert. I’m staring at the fading light on the horizon above Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park lies over a thousand feet above my head, and the mighty Colorado River sits clouded in the dark […]

The Hoodoos of Bryce Canyon National Park

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The Hoodoos of Bryce Canyon National Park Utah Bryce Canyon National Park – Back in July, I finally got down to Bryce Canyon National Park and even though I don’t technically have a list, it quickly shot to the top of my ‘favorite spots’ list. It’s a park with just mind-bottling geography consisting of bright […]

A Pit Stop at Goosenecks State Park

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A Pit Stop at Goosenecks State Park Monument Valley, Utah I had never heard of Goosenecks State Park and I don’t even remember how I ended up finding out about it. It’s right in Monument Valley above the Arizona border on Route 163 and since we were heading through there on our way from the Grand […]

Turret Arch through North Window…

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Turret Arch through the North Window Arches National Park, Utah Turret Arch through the North Window – When I was at Landscape Arch the day before, I had talked to another amateur photographer, who told me he had shot Turret Arch through North Window, but he was also among 30 people clamoring for a spot on the […]

Sunset at Delicate Arch in Arches National Park

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Sunset at Delicate Arch Arches National Park, Utah Sunset at Delicate Arch – After shooting sunrise at Mesa Arch, my next ‘goal’ to shoot sunset at Delicate Arch in Arches National Park… 11 hours later. I took care of some stuff in town and after a failed attempt to bag a campsite inside Arches’ Devil’s Garden, drove back out […]

 
 
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