Chris Roams

Travel, Adventures, and Photography
Colorado Plateau

Westward Ho

Picking up a new camping rig and heading across the country for some new post-motorcycle adventures out west.l93%N1yGQLSvvIl6sZxluQ_thumb_55fb Read More…

Moab and Ancient Art

Hiking around Grand Junction and Moab, and climbing Ancient Art.
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Canyon Country

Hiking in Grand Canyon, Bryce, and Zion.DSC04246 Read More…

Strange Familiar Places

Sunroom with a View
Riding from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon up to Escalante, the hard way Read More…

Aerial Survey

Muley Point to Monument Valley
Another flight home, directly over the places we had just been.
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Monument Valley
Returning to pavement and returning home.
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Southern Utah Direct

Ancient Ruins
Driving across Southern Utah via the direct route.
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A run-in with Thelma.
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More Canyons

Paria Ghost Town
Sightseeing in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
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Wet Canyons

Zion Narrows
Backpacking the Zion Narrows.
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Big Canyons

Weeping Rock
Hiking around Zion National Park.
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Sierra Escarpment
Flying over southern Utah, the Mojave, and the Sierras on my way to meetings, taking pictures of the places I’ve been riding and hiking in since November.
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Another Ending

Hite Crossing Bridge
Back in Las Vegas putting the bike into storage, pictures of bridges from along the way.
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Climbing In

Spooky Gulch
Hiking in Peek-A-Boo and Spooky Gulch slot canyons and riding west to avoid a snowstorm.
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The Road Retaken

Metate Arch
Riding down the Hole in the Rock Road to Devils Garden.
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Outbreak of Normalcy

Swap Mesa
Riding across the Burr Trail to Escalante.
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Navigational Issues

Valley of the Gods
Riding through Monument Valley, the Valley of the Gods, up the Moki Dugway to Muley Point.
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Familiar Terrain

Four Peaks
Riding down the back of the Mazatzals and then back to Sedona’s red rocks.
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Up a Creek

El Oso Road
Climbing up Sedona’s Oak Creek Canyon to Flagstaff and then looping back down to the mountains east of Phoenix.
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Where We Left Off

Picking back up in Las Vegas, putting better tires on the bike, and riding through the mountains to Sedona to test them out.
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A Tough Life in Paradise

Havasu Falls
Visiting the Havasupai, their village, and waterfalls.
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The Spaces Inbetween

Hurricane Cliffs
Riding out of House Rock Road in the snow, through Page, the House Rock Valley, and to Las Vegas Bay.
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If at first you don’t succeed… Air down and try again

The Wave
Back on the bike, riding to Kanab and down House Rock Road, hiking The Wave and the start of Wire Pass.
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Back to Civilization

Ride into Las Vegas, temporary break.
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Wagon has broken an axle, lose 2 days

Attempt to get to The Wave, broken clutch on House Rock Road.
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Exposure Part Deux

The Watchtower
Zion’s tunnel, more pictures from the Coyote Gulch hike, and more musings on wilderness ethics.
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Zion Stars
Climbing Angels Landing in Zion National Park and musings on wilderness ethics. Read More…

What Goes Down Must Come Up

Desert Hare
Riding down the Hole in the Rock Road, hiking in Coyote Gulch, and sunset in Bryce Canyon.
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Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads.

Capitol Reef
Through Capitol Reef National Park to Escalante.
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Moving On

Late Moon
A night in Arches National Park, and another Moab area trail.
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Unfinished Business

Delicate Arch
Sunset hike to Delicate Arch.
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Third Time's the Charm

Long Canyon
Testing the bike on the off-road trails around Moab.
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Over the Mountains

Book Cliffs
Riding out of Salt Lake to Moab via Spanish Fork Canyon.
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Driving home.
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Ooh Aah Point
Hike down the South Kaibab Trail to Phantom Ranch and back up via the Bright Angel Trail.
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New Years Eve at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
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Spending the night at Grand Canyon’s South Rim and getting a wilderness permit.
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Route 66 and a Studebaker
Driving through the Painted Desert, old Route 66, petrified trees, and the San Francisco Peaks.
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