The Peak: Hiking, Living, and Learning

Spring in Utah is unpredictable. The morning may dawn bright and clear, the afternoon can be warm and inviting, and by nightfall you have an inch of snow. It's not uncommon to have temperature changes ranging 50 degrees in a 24 hour period, but that's all to be expected in the mountains. The locals here … Continue reading The Peak: Hiking, Living, and Learning

Leaving the Path

Writing Challenge: July 8, 2018 Prompt: Write about the moment you decided to leave the path It was early summer. The weather was warm, but not quite “hot” yet. The sky looked as if it couldn’t decide whether to rain or shine. I went up to one of the many canyons splitting the state, eager … Continue reading Leaving the Path


It's nearing the end of January and we are just receiving our first true snowfall of the winter. Here in Utah, the winter's snow is key to the state's survival. Not only is Utah's snow considered the best in the world by sportsmen and women (thanks to the Great Salt Lake's "lake effect") but it … Continue reading Snowman

Climb Mountains

writing challenge: Dec 18, 2017 Prompt: Find a motivational poster online and write something inspired by it. poster: Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world. In the Valley everyone seems to be enchanted by Mt. Timpanogos. It is a lumbering form with several well-known trails and … Continue reading Climb Mountains

Dusty Dirt Road

Writing Challenge: Sept 9, 2017 Prompt: Use alliteration in a poem or story. Down the old, dusty, dirt road; The gravel grinds on the ground beneath my feet. I step, I skip, I stomp, raising up the dust As I race down the road; rocks rolling under my feet. The train-tracks travel along with the … Continue reading Dusty Dirt Road