All posts in Utah

The journey in numbers: an infographical roundup.

Throughout our trip, I kept fastidious notes and numerical tallies of every place we stopped, ate, slept, drank, got gas, and so much more. Yes, I know I’m a little […]

The enigma of modern polygamy

As we zig zagged through much of Utah, I became increasingly fascinated and perplexed with the Mormon history, presence, and modern polygamy practices. I know polygamy isn’t a regular practice […]

Like a rafter of turkeys passing through Zion

We landed ourselves in Zion on Thanksgiving. The drive through Zion started out like a lot of parts of Utah with familiar red rock formations. Quickly we started seeing new […]

Land of fairies and hoodoos

Despite already having visited six national parks and several state parks on this trip, Bryce Canyon still managed to impress. I was joking about how I’ve seen enough red rocks… […]

The view is better when you remove the guardrails.

My favorite road on this trip to date has been the route between Escalante and Kodachrome State park. The two lane road winds up a dramatic 10% grade cliff face […]

Drained aquariums, pristine farmland and croc rocks.

As we approached Capital Reef I find myself wondering where the name originated. As we pulled into the state park I think to myself this place looks like a giant […]

Breakfast beer and a spectacular sunrise

One morning we awoke around 5am frozen to the bone as what had become the norm. Rather than wait it out, this particular morning we decided to get up, quickly […]

The destination provides the reason. The journey provides the memories.

As we leave a week in Moab we opt for the very much slower and less conventional route to Capital Reef by going south on 191 and west on 95. […]

When the world turns upside down, it’s nice to have someone upside down with you.

Ok, ok, you all have been heard, how can the blog be titled handstands to austin and be completely void of handstands?!? Deja is working her magic on a sampling […]

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.” -E. Abbey

I have driven through Utah a few times, always passing through to go somewhere else. Every time I have said to myself “I need to come back and spend some […]