In 1961, a group of thirteen UCHCers toured the Southwest Deserts.  Owl Canyon (near Barstow) first.  Then an overnight hike through the Narrows of Zion.  Then, the canyons of the Escalante River.  Next, Goblin Valley.  And then, deep into the back country of Arches National Monument (now National Park).  Finally a climb of Uncompahgre Peak, one of Colorado's "fourteens."

Here Mel Bernstein is in front of the group touring Devil's Garden, in Arches National Mon. (Pk.).


Narrows of Zion
Tim Taylor, fisherman          Dick Lamm, picture taker


This trip to Southern Utah triggered an extensive exploration of Glen Canyon.

A few trips to Alaska and Yukon Territory followed, too.