Category Archives: Utah

Grizzly Bears!!

Imagine walking down the street from your home in South Lake Tahoe, Salt Lake City, Denver, Phoenix, Oklahoma City, or even a large portion of Mexico and encountering a grizzly bear. It may sound like a fantasy, but a few … Continue reading

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Zion National Park – Excerpt from “Don’t Step on the Dirt”

The following is an excerpt from Don’t Step on the Dirt, by Ryan Elson.  It is available through,, in all major eBook formats, and can be ordered by your local bookstore and library.  More excerpts are online at  Enjoy! Chapter 4 – Utah … Continue reading

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Fire at Delicate Arch

September 2000.  The Summer Olympics open in Sydney, Australia.  Microsoft releases Windows Me.  New York celebrates the last care-free 9/11.  And Michael Fatali starts a fire at Delicate Arch in Arches National Park. Delicate Arch is iconic.  So iconic, in … Continue reading

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Angels Landing – Zion National Park

“Did you bring your climbing shoes?” I asked another hiker as we peered up the length of the ridge that led to the top of Angels Landing. He shot me a worried look that said he didn’t know they were … Continue reading

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