ACCEPT WHAT IS, LET GO OF WHAT WAS, HAVE FAITH IN WHAT WHILL BE.
I can’t believe that it’s already halfway through August, meaning that summer is almost over. Here’s to continuing education, summer adventures, road trips, bonfires with friends, fieldwork, warm nights, warmer days, and of course the Southern Utah deserts I have come to love so much. I can’t wait to see what the remainder of summer will bring! #lifeelevated #summer18 #factorybutte #fieldwork #beutahful #utahisrad
Goodnight Day 2
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During my last year on the road I drove past this geologic wonder at least 4 times and always wished that I had a drone to photograph it. Last month I finally got my chance. 🏜 Factory Butte, standing 6,302 feet tall, is the most recognizable feature of a large area of stark, barren land on either side of the Fremont River in Utah known as the Upper Blue Hills; bordered by Capitol Reef to the west, the Henry Mountains to the south, San Rafael Swell to the north and the San Rafael Desert to the east. The topography is characterized by mud flats bearing sparse grass and occasional bushes, rising to extensive, undulating grey badlands and sharp ridges completely devoid of any vegetation, surrounding a few flat-topped hills of orange-brown sandstone, of which Factory Butte is a prominent example. This rarely-visited region has some of the most alien and barren terrain in the state of Utah. Vehicles are banned in the vicinity of Factory Butte in order to protect two very rare and endangered cacti species - Wright fishhook cactus (sclerocactus wrightiae) and Winkler pincushion cactus (pediocactus winkleri), both of which are found in isolated locations around the lower slopes.
Stage 14: Boulder UT to Hanksville UT 65 miles / 2687 ft The past couple days have been nostalgic. About one year ago, Grace and I traveled the same route in a rental droptop Mustang during our road trip from Vegas to Moab. I’m not sure what I miss more: having her company in Utah’s loneliest reaches or 300 horsepower available at the drop of a foot. On a different tangent, I think my simple nutrition strategy has been effective: 200 kcal for every hour of riding / a gulp of water for every 20 minutes / maximize calorie density and fiber for regular meals. RD / MD friends: am I missing anything? #jasonvunitedstates
a place for questioning everything and maybe some streaking
Last night we watched the full moon come up over the horizon like a giant glowing balloon with nothing around us but rocks.