Fall River Trip 2021

The beginning of fall marked the end of jet boat season. Upon our return to Colorado in September we knew we would be leaving our boat in storage mid October and heading into desert season without a 20 foot long trailer, back to a shorter footprint, just us, the rig and the bikes. So we convinced our jet boat friends […]

Bringing Back the Friendship Cruise

  Overloaded mini-jetboats, 170 miles of remote riverways, a portable Traeger and a crew willing to stop at nothing- this Memorial Weekend we set out to resurrect “The Friendship Cruise”, a river trip that used to be ran through Canyonlands National Park starting in 1958. We ran 122 miles downriver from Green River State Park to the Confluence with the […]

St. George Family Trip!

Blake’s family came to visit us in St. George for a week of camping and riding in the Sand Mountain OHV area in the end of April. We headed into St. George from Kanab to restock the rig and get a head start on finding a good camp spot since we’d be staying for 6 nights in one spot. We […]

5 Day Roadtrip through Kanab, UT and Page, AZ

Even after all the times we’ve been to southern Utah and even driven through Kanab, I didn’t know Kanab had so much to offer in terms of hiking and canyoneering. I started seeing a lot of people post about Kanab and it piqued my interest in planning a trip there.  There’s some real hidden gems near Kanab that are definitely making […]

St. George and Central Utah Hiking and Dirt Biking

  We’ve mostly been in Utah since returning from Hawaii with a couple days dipped into Colorado and Arizona. First we drove to St George to meet up with a couple friends during their spring break and did the following activities:  Elephant Arch in Red Cliffs Conservation Area: A short 4 mile hike mostly through a flat, sandy wash. It ends […]

February 2021: St. George, Mojave Desert and Lake Mead

  We visited our friends in Phoenix in the end of January (and to pick up all our packages!) right when a cold spell came through the area, and Phoenix ended up being cold(er than normal) and rainy. We were supposed to all go on a camp trip, but instead decided to do a day trip to Payson, AZ where […]

Our Top 5 Favorite Camp Spots from Two Years on the Road!

We both grew up camping in Colorado, Blake more-so than me since he’s an Eagle Scout. We’ve camped in negative degree weather, we’ve both slept in snow caves, and we continue to have camping family reunions every year. I could list a hundred of our favorite places to camp in Colorado and Moab, but this list is going to only […]

Utah Fall Destinations: Bryce, Zion, Cedar Breaks and Lake Powell

  Blanche Lake: We spent most of September in Utah. Before leaving the Salt Lake area, we hiked Blanche Lake.  6.5 miles with 2,700 feet elevation gain. The elevation gain felt more gradual than I expected and was surprised that we did the hike pretty quick. I didn’t know that the fall colors in Salt Lake and Ogden are so […]

Our First Mini Boat River Trip

In July we joined our mini boat friends Dan and Shannon, and their friend Dave, for a two night camp trip off the boats on the Colorado River through Canyonlands. We started at the Potash plant outside of Moab, and over a three day period, drove the boats 50 miles downriver to the Green River Confluence, and a few extra […]

Camper Quarantining in Utah: Escalante, St. George, and Lake Powell

  St. George: We spent the entire month of April in Utah, where COVID really didn’t seem to be as much of an issue. St. George seemed to still be operating business as usual, with fewer mask requirements, because the virus just really wasn’t as big of a deal in these rural areas. The small towns were pretty much shut […]