Monroe, Utah has some of the best flying in the country. Sevier Valley offers huge potential for cross country flights. The high desert conditions create loads of lift, but the flying can be very technical and is not for the faint of heart. This year I decided to spend 2 months here to fly as […]

Bryce Canyon

Fairyland Loop This short loop hike takes you through many of the canyons’ interesting rock formations, including the Two Towers Bridge. The colorful stratigraphy and numerous bristlecone pines make for a pretty hike. Sunrise Point I woke up early to capture the sunrise at the aptly-named Sunrise Point. I experimented with a few different techniques […]

Lago Atitlán

San Pedro was my first stop in Guatamala. San Pedro is located on the shores of Lago Atitlán, a gorgeous lake surrounded by volcanoes. The incredible nature, colorful markets, and friendly people has made this stop one of my favorites so far. Panajachel Panajachel is one of the larger towns near Lago Atitlán, and it […]

San Cristóbal

I spent 6 weeks in San Cristóbal, partly to improve my Spanish, but mostly to enjoy some of the really great XC flying Chiapas has to offer. The wonderful city of San Cristóbal in combination with nice flying made this a highlight of my trip so far. The weather was flyable almost every day, and […]


The weather forecast in Nucatili looked bleak for flying, so I decided to take two days to drive to the famous Mayan ruins of Palenque. These are some of the best ruins in Mexico, and the drive there takes you through some fantastic Chiapas jungle scenery. I stopped at Agua Azul, Misol-ha, and Aluxes wildlife […]