On the Edge in Southern Utah

Slickrock, waterfalls, slot canyons, mesas, wildcamps, and guacomole were just some of the things we discovered in Hurricane Utah!

Slot Canyon Hiking to Kanarra Falls

Canyon Water Hike Kanarra Falls was a secret known to locals until...the internet published its where abouts. This lesser known slot...

Slackers on Wire Mesa

Wire Mesa Mountain Bike Loop Public Land: Bureau of Land Management Area: Hurricane. Wire Mesa Trail: Wire Mesa Route: Wire Mesa Loop...

The Sedona Seduction

As we ride the narrow trail I'm reminded that I need to keep my eyes on the trail and not the incredible vistas all around me. So I...

Just Outside Sedona Arizona

What do you think of when you hear Cottonwood Arizona? Probably not great mountain biking. It wasn’t really on my radar as a place to...

Tucson Singletrack on Mt. Lemmon

Mount Lemmon tops out at an elevation of 9,159 feet. It is a Sky Island that sits above Tucson Arizona and is a recreation retreat from...

Mt. Bike Tracks in Dinosaur Valley

Another couple of surprises in Texas. The first was finding the second highest hill in Southern Texas north of Austin. The other was...

Rolly Polly Cholla Babies

“Help!” “Cholla!” “Bring Pliers!” I texted David while holding Taz’s paw that had a large Cholla baby sticking to the back of his front...

Lake Elsinore is on Fire

In the summer of 1990, I visited the mountains surrounding Lake Elsinore and they were on fire. I worked on a forest service Hot Shot...

Big Bend Ranch State Park Mt. Biking

Straight to the Point Descriptions and stories about a particular ride are great but sometimes you just want the low down right up front...

River Mountain Biking in Arkansas

Welcome to Mississippi! Just as we crossed the border we got a cell phone alert for flash floods. I stopped at a mini-mart. I said to the...

Scuba Diving the Blue Grotto

Diving the Blue Grotto The color is surreal. A blue fire opens up above me like a precious blue opal stone. From this vantage the...

Below the Clouds, Cheaha Falls

Cheaha mountain is the highest point in Alabama with views of the surrounding countryside. How amazing, we thought. So we decided to...

Side Trip to Natural Bridge Alabama

We were driving down highway 22 in northern Alabama when we saw a sign that said "Natural Bridge Next Exit". We quickly veered off the...