This past November I flew out to Salt Lake City to visit Chris, a friend from high school. Chris is a jet-setter, incredible writer, adventurer and one of the most down to earth people I know. We’ve hiked a few times in New Hampshire and Maine, but had never explored outside of New England together. He had some time off from work and I had just wrapped up wedding season, so we decided on a short road trip from SLC to Denver, CO. I had never been to Utah or explored canyon landscapes before, so I was really excited to experience such a vivid new place.

Chris - thank you for sharing this place with me, for making the best camp breakfasts, for being patient and for pulling the truck over when I wanted to take photos, and for continuously supporting me in chasing my dreams. You’re one hell of a friend.