In spring of 2021 I hiked nearly 500 miles from Bryce Canyon to Bears Ears*! It was a really great hike and I was happy that I accomplished most of what I set out to do including going through several “new-to-me” spots. It felt awesome to be back backpacking in Utah… Continue reading
Time yet again for another Flashback Report. (I promise some new stuff will be coming later this year! 🙂 ✌) This time we are going way back to early fall in 2004 and a short trip I did with some friends to Zion National Park. On the first day we… Continue reading
Time for another Flashback Report. This time we’re going waaaaaay back to 2004 and a trip to the Black Box Canyons. It was back in an era when I was working way too much and thus tried to pack as much fun as possible into short trips. It was also when… Continue reading
I don’t think I’m alone in saying… 2020 has been a strange year! After skipping my traditional big spring hike in Utah and being much more sedentary than usual due to the pandemic, I set out at the beginning of July for a 9-day hike in the Sierras. Thanks to… Continue reading
2020 Update: each section below is now clickable leading to its daily journal, photo gallery, and video! In spring 2018 I hiked 726.5 miles over 44 days from Zion to Arches. It was a great hike and I accomplished most of what I set out to do. Similar to the… Continue reading
I procrastinated putting together this trip report because the process actually bummed me out somewhat. It’s now been TWO years in a row that my spring trip hasn’t gone as planned. 🙁 That makes me question… Am I getting too old for this? Am I losing the passion? Am I… Continue reading
Spring 2016 definitely didn’t turn out like I imagined. After months of planning, I scrapped my “Bryce to Canyonlands” itinerary due to a lingering ankle injury as well as schedule complications. Then more logistical conflicts doomed plan B as well. After Plan C seemed less than ideal, I ended up… Continue reading
The final six days of my 20-day hike from Zion to Capitol Reef.
Awoke to a sunny day and shortly set out across the slickrock on a beeline towards Chimney Rock… Continue reading
Week TWO of my 20-day hike from Zion to Capitol Reef.
If not for the crazy colorful hills along this stretch of the Paria… Continue reading
In late April I set out on my latest long-distance hike in southern Utah. The goal this time out was to hike from Zion National Park to Capitol Reef National Park. The start and end points would be similar to my “Grand Staircase” hike in 2006, but the new route… Continue reading