Zion to Green River Hike Complete!

My Zion to Green River Hike is complete! Last week I finished trekking 613 miles over 37 days winding my way across southern Utah. It took a bit longer than expected, but it was an amazing time with numerous new-to-me remote locations and unique experiences. I’m just beginning to sort through… Continue reading

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

Hike Guide: Bull Valley Gorge

Bull Valley Gorge is an impressive slot canyon in Grand-Staircase/Escalante National Monument  that is accessible via the Skutumpah Road. The canyon is deeper, more rugged, and less visited than its nearby “cousin” canyon Willis Creek  which is just to the north. Bull Valley Gorge is somewhat infamous for being the location… Continue reading

Hike Guide: Balanced Rock and Red Slot

The Balanced Rock and Red Slot are two amazing off-the-beaten-path spots to see in an off-the-beaten-path area. By that I mean that many hikers who visit the remote region (the Upper Paria) actually stick to the river corridor and skip the short diversion required to see theses spots. IMHO anyone hiking… Continue reading

Video: Hackberry and Upper Paria Exploration

This past spring I completed a series of “shorter” hikes instead of doing one big thru-hike. Here’s the video trip report for the first hike where I explored up Hackberry Canyon and then the highlands above the Upper Paria: 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