This is the Milky Way as seen from the Fruita campground in Capitol Reef National Park. Between storms on this day, there was a short period of clear sky in the evening, but many people were still up and about with lights on in the campground. Despite this, because Capitol Reef is an International Dark Sky Park, the overall light polution was so low that I could still capture the Milky Way reasonably well. The lights from nearby campers actually helped to illuminate the leaves of the trees framing the sky. 📷: Alison 📍 Land of the Southern Paiute and Ute people
About a year ago, I was having a discussion about the top 3 best states. California? Arizona? Montana? Colorado? Utah? Washington? Wyoming? It’s a pretty impossible decision. I didn't have Utah in my top three. I got some side eye for that. But now, after this most recent trip, I'm seriously reconsidering my list. I still think Washington and Colorado are 1-2, but No.3.... that’s real tough.
What are top 3 favorite states?
One of my favorite Par 5’s in the state! Fox Hollow 16 has water on the drive and on the approach. Go for it in 2? Need to hit it long and close to the water. Scared of the water? Play left and layup for a short pitch. Great hole! Great strategy! I have personally had an Eagle and a Double Bogey on this hole in the same day (played 36 holes). #foxhollow#foxhollowgolfclub#utahgolf#utahgolfcourses#utahisbeautiful
Malan’s Peak 🏔
•Elevation: 6,980 ft.
•4.8 miles RT.
•2,100 ft elevation gain.
•Trailhead: 27th Street TH Ogden.
•Micro spikes a must in winter on this hike.
•Snow is packed down all the way to the top.
•Malan’s is a safer mtn to climb in winter on the Wasatch but always check UAC before going.
•Most of the trail is in shade if you go in the morning.
💙Loved climbing this peak!
“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”
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Last one from Bryce last weekend! Went down there to try and get some red, white and blue shots so I could get some Red Rock beer! (Drioma is my favorite in case you're wondering.) #pictureline#redrockbrewery20 .
Visited Elsa's Utah home this evening ❄️
Always focused on finding the magic no matter where we're at ❤️ but three day weekends with you are even more magical!!
Hardest part about recruiting is that Nick works 6 days a week. I can count on one hand the number of Saturdays he's had off since he started back in May. Two of those Saturdays were for 4th of July and Thanksgiving. One thing recruiting has taught both of us, every moment counts. And all victories are worth celebrating, even the small ones!
So what are you celebrating this week? Big or small, I'd love to hear it!
Hiking “the Narrows” was absolutely wild. We had drysuits, which were a must in the cold water and February off-season. (The “waterfall” in this picture is actually completely frozen!) We got an early start and were the only people in sight most of the morning. The landscape seemed to change so drastically around each new corner. And with the way the shadows constantly moved, the way back seemed entirely different than the way in. We didn’t hike in very far, but the couple of hours we were in there was like exploring another planet. So so beautiful.
Happy Friday! 🏡
Did you know that interest rates are nearing an all time low averaging 3.75% right now? This means it's a great time to buy & you get more home for your dollar at a lower mortgage payment!
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Describe your feelings towards Fridays in 4 emojis… We'll start: 🤸♀️👏🎉🛋
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Views from Malan’s Peak. My first time climbing this one and I loved it! #beautahful
This one is on the bucket list for sure. Golden Cathedral and Neon Canyon. It looks like it takes some effort to get there (6-7 hours round trip, with several river crossings... but doesn’t that sound amazing?!) This is another example that Utah, and Escalante in particular, have so many adventures waiting to be experienced. Have you done this hike? Tell me about it in the comments please!
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I’ve started to be more intentional about what times of the day I explore... aka making time to watch the sunset 🧡
#ad The way the sun falls behind the horizon completely changes a landscape, drenching everything in pinks and purples! I love sitting down in these moments to take everything in.
Having a @clifbar in hand to enjoy with the sunset makes for the perfect combo. Whether I'm exploring a new trail or on a long jog, this energy bar is built to sustain my adventure.
The Chocolate Chip Clif Bar literally tastes like dessert -- made with 100% organic rolled oats and chocolate chips, it brings to mind fresh, warm chocolate chip cookies straight out of the oven.