I’m VERY excited to announce that next week I’ll be setting off on another big hike across a portion of southern Utah! 😀🎉
Last year was strange and difficult for many — myself included. Besides the drama of the world and our our nation, I had my share of personal drama. It didn’t help that for the first time in 15+ years I didn’t do a spring hiking trip in Utah. I really missed it. Before 2020 I didn’t realize how much I relied on that spring trip each year to “reset” my body and mind. So… maybe more than ever before I’m ready to get back out there! Well… mentally I am. Physically I’m out of shape and feel more disorganized than any of my previous trips. So, we will see how it all plays out!
I’m currently finishing prepping in a snowy Salt Lake (seriously — does it snow every mid-April in SLC?!) This weekend I will head south to do a few caches and then hopefully begin on Monday. The plan this time is to hike from Bryce Canyon to Bears Ears in just over three weeks. After that… I might do a bit more “stuff” depending on how things go. 😉 Hiking B2BE will be nearly 300 miles and along the way I hope to connect several new-to-me areas as well as some old favorites. I plan these trips in excruciating detail, but… seldom do things go exactly how I draw them up, so stay tuned to see where/how I end up!
Whatever the route/destination, I’m ready to get out on the trail and purge myself of all things 2020. I have several great segments planned and, as always, I’ll be taking lots of pics and video as I go. My electronics kit is still an ultralight hiker’s nightmare — so again I hope to justify it!
If you would like to “follow along” as I go, my tracking device should be going again. So… starting next week check this link for a daily progress map:
NOTE: Thanks to a tip from a follower, I was able to hide my old trips to avoid any confusion. Until I start hiking though the map will be blank — but all should work once I start posting. TBD how often my track will be updated pending battery consumption. 👍
Also, when possible I hope to post to the Across Utah Facebook Page and associated Instagram account:
Full report when I return… in June… or July! 🙂