Just Gut Up and Drive!

This was my fourth autumn to meander down through southern Utah in the Winnie. With each trip, I would stare longingly at the map, wishing I had the nerve to drive Utah’s National Scenic By-way, Hwy 12. Considered one of our nation’s most scenic by-ways, Hwy 12 has achieved the status of being named an “All American Road,” a distinction reserved for roads having unique attributes to stand alone as tourist destinations.

This 124 mile stretch of highway begins near Torrey just outside of Capitol Reef, and Continue reading

Scenic Southern Utah

After getting my Snow Canyon “fix” (along with a big plate of turkey for Thanksgiving dinner,) I departed St. George, UT bound for Page, AZ to get closer to the location for the Wave hike, and to explore a few of the attractions near Lake Powell. I didn’t want to cut through Zion National Park, because I knew it would only frustrate me to drive right through one of my favorite parks without time to stop and explore. Having been here over Thanksgiving six years ago, I wanted to explore some different areas of Southern Utah this time. Continue reading