Mas Gooseberry Mesa Por Favor

23 Jan

I can’t get enough and it’s not going to stop anytime soon. The Gooseberry stuff, I mean. I’m an addict. It’s beyond my control.

Karl Burns posted a link to some pics he took on the Inaugural Gooseberry 100k Report in the comments section. I then borrowed some pointers to make them “pop” from pro outdoor photographer Adam. Here are my faves:


Dug, Paul and Myself waiting for the detoured group to catch back up and in no hurry to go anywhere. See how happy and peaceful Dug looks, that’s what a day on or around Gooseberry Mesa will do to you. I mean, wow! look how beautiful it is and the weather, don’t get me started on the weather.


A portion of the hike-a-bike.


Barely walkable in sections but tons of fun.


Nice silhouette of Dug pondering his place in the universe. Yup, that’s what he told me he was doing.

9 Responses to “Mas Gooseberry Mesa Por Favor”

  1. botchedexperiment at 4:48 pm #

    Gooseberry sucks. The Jordan River Parkway Trail is WAY better.

  2. KanyonKris at 10:10 pm #

    I think you might need to take the photo-tweaking down a notch or two, unless the shangri-la that is Gooseberry Mesa really does grow blue bushes.

    Ditto on the J River P Way! No pesky rocks, dirt or slopes to worry about. Just good, pedestrian-ramming fun.

  3. Phill at 1:35 am #

    Soooo Jealous. Its wet outside and I’m at work but these pics help remind me why we do it.

  4. brkeyes7 at 10:09 am #

    KK-That’s the one photo I didn’t edit. There really are blue bushes up there.

  5. KanyonKris at 11:49 am #

    Brad, I’m talking about the 3rd photo down. Here’s the original photo. Those bushes in the upper left have a slight blueish tint in the original, but in your image they are deep, bold blue.

    Maybe you could use the “Blue Bushes of Gooseberry Mesa” as a tourist attraction. People will come from around the world (and stay in your nearby yurts) to view this miracle of nature. 🙂

  6. innovatel at 12:16 pm #

    Fantastic sport … fantastic pictures 🙂

  7. Kerry at 6:44 pm #

    Brad. When can we start making reservations in the yurts.

  8. brkeyes7 at 7:20 pm #

    KK-I was there and the bushes are blue and so was my face.


    Kerry-I’m thinking March some time. I will keep you posted.

  9. innovatel at 2:24 am #

    @ brkeyes7 -> Nothing … I’m a mtb-biker … I love that 🙂

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