What happens when you take 30 middle school students to Zion National Park? Complete chaos, right? Actually, with the group I took last Friday, not at all. They were well-behaved and respectful – both to me, the other chaperone […]
I am a national park aficionado. I’ve spent a lot of time in national parks over the years, but still there is so much more that I want to do in the places that are “America’s Best Idea” as the title of […]
While staying at a good friend’s house who lives in Wasatch Front a few years ago, his wife told me that their family should come down to southern Utah to visit “Zions” sometime – the national park that is only 23 […]
Bryce Canyon is a gorgeous spectacle of crimson spires, but it is misnamed. It’s a natural amphitheater, not a canyon. It’s namesake, Ebenezer Bryce, was more worried about “misplacing” his livestock there than the area’s natural beauty!
Putting on a helmet and harness and hooking myself up to a rope to scale or rappel a sheer face is completely out of my comfort zone. I’ve learned that several times over in my life. However, there is one […]
A week ago I went to “school” in one of my favorite places on earth, Zion National Park. I attended a poetry workshop put on by the Utah State Poetry Society and Zion Canyon Field Institute, (for whom I’m doing a […]