Hayduke: Permits Overview

As if the Haydake Route wasn’t hard enough to just hike, there are some logistical red-tape hurdles for those making the full adventure. The following is some general guidance for the necessary permit process. Be aware that similar to how conditions/obstacles frequently change along the route, the permit process also… Continue reading

Bryce to Bears Ears Hike Trip Report

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

Gallery: Bryce to Bears Ears

In case you haven’t seen… my Bryce to Bears Ears Hike videos are continuing to roll out (albeit a little slower than expected.) I’ve been announcing each new episode on my Instagram Account along with some images from each portion of the hike. I realize not everyone follows me there,… Continue reading

Zion to Arches Hike Trip Report

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

Hayduke Alt: Via Escalante East (Upper Muley/The Gulch)

This is the second/northern option that I present to Hayduke Hikers looking for an alternate to connect the Burr Trail Switchbacks (HDT Section 6 Start) to Escalante. If you haven’t already, read the pros/cons for skipping this part of official Hayduke and get the detail on the southern option here:… Continue reading

Hike Guide: Lower Muley Twist

Lower Muley Twist is a spectacular canyon in Capitol Reef just south of where the Burr Trail Road cuts through the mid-section of the park. Supposedly the name originates from pioneers claiming the canyon could “twist a mule” with its many meanders. Lower Muley Twist is known for its amazing… Continue reading

Hamburger Rocks, Capitol Reef

Hamburger Rocks is an interesting unmarked geological formation along the Waterpocket Fold in Capitol Reef National Park. It’s an interesting site, but probably not worth the effort as an 11-mile day-hike from the trailhead at The Post. But, if doing a longer over-night trip through Lower Muley Twist, or possibly… Continue reading