Spring 2022

Hello Again — remember me?

I’ve been a bit quiet this “off season”, but I have been doing some stuff behind the scenes and even managed to squeeze in an early season hike. In early April I did a 9-day, 120-ish mile hike down Buckskin Gulch and the Lower Paria and then back across the Paria Plateau. I was fortunate to grab a canceled permit for this area and thus jumped at the opportunity. I have a bunch of content from this hike and plan to make a video (or two), BUT… that’ll have to wait for a while! There’s a gallery of somewhat low-res video frame grabs below as a preview though.

The reason the Paria video/content will have to wait is… I’m getting ready to set out on an even bigger hike! On May 1st I’ll begin another point-to-point hike trekking about 500 miles from Zion to Green River over the course of about 30 days. Like usual my  route will include a lot of new-to-me segments as well as some old favorites. I plan to use my inReach sparingly on this trip, but you might see occasional check-ins via:


(you may need to set date/time to ALL in order to see new content)

Otherwise I also might post small updates as I go via my Instagram account when I have a connection — so make sure to follow along there if you like. Otherwise look for a bunch of new content here later this summer!

For those wondering, YES I do also still plan on answering all those post-hike questions submitted after my Bryce to Bears Ears Hike. I actually hope to record some of those answers along the way while out on this new journey and then possibly make a separate video just for that. But… we will see how things go. Seldom does everything go like I plan it out and the last few years have included many curveballs, so… we will just have to wait and see where I end up and how/what I actually do re: content.

Until then… Cheers! 🌞🍻

Paria Loop Preview Pics:

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  1. Robert Weinick

    I sent you an email. Let’s see if it goes into your comments. I don’t see the purpose of this site or any other site like it except for money or self gratification. What are you doing to protect this place?

  2. Wow, those pictures are incredible!

  3. Great news!!! I will follow you along the way with your InReach. Thanks and have fun. Stay safe out there.

  4. Moving! You have a great eye. Thanks more than you can know. I sold Ozark Wilds, so should have time to get out there and elsewhere. Look forward to more of your creations of creation. Send where I can send a check. I wish you the best nature has to offer.

    • Thanks John and congrats on your big changes. Hope to possibly cross paths with your out there someday. BTW — I removed your address info, but kept it in my file. Maybe we can touch base when I’m back online after this next big hike. Cheers!

  5. Exciting news!

  6. Excellent news!

  7. Great to see you back at it….a big WOW …those photos are incredible ….wishing you much luck and thank you.

  8. Thank you for the inspiration