Snow, June, and California — these three words don’t exactly belong in the same sentence. But with “June-uary” in full swing this year, dropping record snowfall across much of California’s mountains, it was both a curse and a blessing. My river camping trip, an annual birthday tradition, was a bust because with record snowfall comes […]
Winter in Bryce Canyon National Park (or more accurately, spring in a heavy snowfall season) is magical for many reasons — the red rock amphitheater gleams beneath a coat of white; the sandstone arches, windows, fins, spires, and bizarre rock forms called hoodoos look even more surreal; the blanket of slushy snow dampens the trills […]
I would say that Powder Mountain, the mammoth but little-known resort in Northern Utah’s Wasatch Range, is a very lucky place to be. So why 13 reasons to jinx it? While Western superstition considers the number 13 to be unlucky, it means quite the opposite in traditional Chinese culture. When pronounced in Mandarin, “1” sounds […]
One of my favorite things about road trips is that sometimes, the incidental pit stops along your journey are just as intriguing as the final destination. On a winter drive through Southern Utah, I came across the old pioneer town of Panguitch, population 1,600 at elevation 6,600 feet. Situated in Bryce Canyon country, Panguitch is […]
Okay, so it may feel like spring around here, but guess what? A few hours north, it’s anything but!
Every winter, I pack up my gear, load up my friends, and pile into a truck for the seven-hour drive to the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Sometimes we rally up Highway 5, the quickest route alongside semi-trucks, cow pastures, and a whole lot of nothing. Sometimes we meander our way up Highway 395, adding […]
Happy 2011! By now you have probably recovered from your weekend, or perhaps you played it smart and rang in the New Year remembering how you went to bed. My New Year can be summed up in just a few words: Baja. Remy. Veuve. Cazadores. K48. K58. Fresca. Pacifico. Margaritas. Muchas margaritas. Rooaaaad triiiiiiiip! ¡Y […]