The Blonde Coyote in the Guardian

Zion Self Portrait

Zion Self Portrait

Hey everybody, sorry for the radio silence lately. It’s one of those weeks with half a dozen deadlines. In between writing about the geologic origins of gold, the glacial history of Norway and the future of the Chesapeake Bay, I cranked out a new top ten list for the Guardian: the Top Ten Parks in Utah. Click over to the Guardian to check out my favorite places in one of my favorite states!

Also check out my previous top ten lists for California, Nevada and Arizona. It’s a tough gig, but somebody’s gotta do it. 😉

The Crossing to Angels Landing

The Crossing to Angels Landing

About theblondecoyote

Mary Caperton Morton is a freelance science and travel writer with degrees in biology and geology and a master’s in science writing. A regular contributor to EARTH magazine, where her favorite beat is the Travels in Geology column, she has also written for the anthologies Best Women's Travel Writing 2010 and Best Travel Writing 2011. Mary is currently based in western Colorado. When she’s not at the computer she can usually be found outside -- hiking, skiing, climbing mountains and taking photographs. Visit her website at
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9 Responses to The Blonde Coyote in the Guardian

  1. beachman says:

    wow this is sooooo cool …
    That one pic looks like ur falling……..

  2. heidikins says:

    Hey! That’s my state! 🙂 I’m floored you climbed Angels Landing in the snow…although, I suppose without hundreds of people everywhere all the time it would be a little easier to maneuver that last slog up to the top. But, yikers!


  3. Joni says:

    You are still my hero! If I had my life to live over again I would do it your way.

  4. pmdello says:

    Glad to see you included Capitol Reef and Kodachome State Park. They are extraordinary!

  5. Great photos and post!!! Your blog just make me want to hike right now on those amazing places!!

  6. Hi Mary, Great article in the Guardian. I’ve been to several of the parks in Utah; now I’d like to go back to revisit them and see the rest. Carol

  7. Woah..Climbing Angels Landing in snowy conditions!! Pretty hairy!

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