About Me

JamalI am Jamal David Green and I currently live in Hollywood, CA. I’m originally from St. Joseph, Missouri — “where the Pony Express began and Jesse James ended” as it used to say on the welcome sign. After high school I moved to Los Angeles and graduated with a degree in film from the University of Southern California (Go Trojans!)

For the most of the last ten years I worked at 1K Studios as the Director of Interactive Features creating content for DVD/Blu-rays such as Iron Man, Pinocchio and Watchmen. Now I’m pursuing my own creative ventures — but of course I really want to direct. :)

I’ve been an avid hiker and fan of the American West since hiking the Grand Canyon with my parents at the age of nine. Beyond my love for hiking, I’m also a big fan of Prince, petrified wood, The Foo, games, animals, Science Fiction, adult beverages, Mexican food, photography and excessive CapiTaliZation.

Write to me at: Jamal@AcrossUtah.com

overlooking the wave

12 Comments

  1. Is the road from Hwy 24 a two wheel drive road to Horseshoe Canyon? I’ve been wanting to do trail but was unsure of the road. Thanks Coco

    • Yes — most of the time at least. It’s a gravel road that’s usually in pretty good shape. After a storm though it could have some tricky spots.

    • Thanks for the info. It is nice to see the back country of Utah through your videos. Do you lead two day or long day hikes? The road to UpperMuleyTwist from Boulder looks
      Like it is definitely a four wheel drive road? Where can I rent a four wheel?

  2. Artin Arakelian

    Great video Jamal.
    Having spent most of my free time in Colorado Plateau I enjoyed watching your trek.

  3. I’m looking for a really good camera guy. I spend 1/3 of the year backpacking the rocky mountain region, (From canada down thru montana, wyoming, idaho, and utah.) I live in slc. Have backpacked almost all of glacier and yellowstone nat. parks. Go to alot of places unknow to most, including alot of offtrail. Have a team of backpackers, but really want to get some people involved that know more about film, and at the same time are into this type of adventure. Basically I want to start filming our adventures thru the high northern rockies. If you have any interetst shoot me an email. I have enjoyed watching your videos. Ive spent alot of time in southern utah. You should have shown how you crossed the colorado to get from the maze to needles. Packraft or boat? Enjoy yourself out there, its where you become alive, as you well know.

    • Heya Joseph — thanks for leaving a comment. I got across the Colorado via the jetboat which comes to pick up the floaters at Spanish Bottom. I’ve contemplated a packraft — it’s just such a burden to carry when the other option is fairly easy. I’ll drop you a line to see if I can help you out or know somebody who can.

  4. Fantastic videos and journeys! We lived in Canyonlands Needles for a season where my wife was a NPS Ranger. You saw more in 2 weeks than we did in 6 months! Kudos…

  5. What an adventure for you. I have spent most all of my life living in the likes of Moab, Cedar City and Castle Dale. I have spent much time exploring and hunting the areas that you traveled. Hats off to your sense of adventure and solitude. You have seen some remarkable things that even most locals never see. PS did you see any large mule deer buck ?

  6. Hey, Loved your JMT video, can’t wait to some day get out on that trail. I was curious to know the gear that you take on your trips, and see how your kit has evolved. (and whatever camera you use the zoom is absolutly amazing) So if you have the time a gear video would be awesome. I subscribed! Happy walking.

  7. Great video of southern, UT. I love the areas so much, I bought my retirement home in Monticello, UT. Everyone in DC thinks I’m crazy, until they make their way west. By the way how did you come up with the route through the canyonlands, I’m interested in it? Best of luck in future journeys.
    Mark

    • Hey Mark — thanks for writing. Not sure how, but I missed your comment last year. Feel free to write me to the above address if you are still looking for suggestions on routes through Canyonlands.