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My first June in Park City, hiking in Pinebrook.

Pinebrook Again

It’s summer again and walking into the lush green of the Pinebrook trails this morning my body fell through to all those other years of summers and trails. I pat a few aspens hello, their bodies friendly ...

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it was a pool and it was a metaphor

Upper Calf Creek Falls is in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, which is currently on the legislative chopping block, and which makes the Roman Forum look like it was built just last ...

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Coyote Gulch

We walked barefoot in the silty stream for about 8 miles. This is part of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Amazing. ...

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This Year’s Apocalypse

I want to explain Salt Lake City to you. It's beauty and weirdness and the crush of creativity happening here right now. I can't do that. Not really. It's deep and wide and constantly changing. But when you ...

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Great Salt Lakewater

It is viscous and warm, like amniotic fluid. No. That was my friend's sensory deprivation tank, just days before I dashed out to the lake for a sunset picnic. It is not like a sensory deprivation tank-- ...

ricefield somewhere west of home

Herons and Humpbacks

There is really no time for this dawn rice field ecstasy, but a gigantic ghost of last night's full moon is still printed on the sky just above the western range. There's a heron fishing in the impossibly ...

Ferns

Ferns & Manifestos

As we hiked through head-high ferns and Queen Anne's Lace, Dorothee and I spun manifestos of creative daring. At each bend I didn't know if I'd find a moose or a brontosaurus. We found neither-- just a view ...

Aspens coming down from Broad's Fork Trail

So far, so high

There are those friends with whom you climb 64 flights of stairs worth of alpine trail, make it to a meadow and realize you've gone 12,000 steps and hardly felt it. That's not true. You felt it. But you ...