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
This is a throwback report for my 3-day trip to Death Hollow in November 2008. Death Hollow had long been a destination on my TODO list. For some reason or another it never managed to make the itinerary despite my passing the area on countless occasions. With a short break … Continue reading
I’d planned an early-March trip to hike several spots I wanted to explore near Zion and St. George. But, with a very favorable forecast, I decided to ‘upgrade’ the plan and link several spots to do a longer LOOP backpack. Veteran Zion hikers know about the “Trans-Zion” route which stretches … Continue reading
Nearly 9 months after my initial visit to “Rainbow Ridge“, I got a chance to return. If you haven’t read the original report, just let me re-state that “Rainbow Ridge” is not the real name and I prefer to not use any real names to keep this post from being … Continue reading
Day 13: In the morning there was some time to kill before the boat arrived. I took the time to get organized and then actually had a swim in the Colorado River. This was quite the memory! Somebody once told me that one could wade across the Colorado at Spanish … Continue reading
Day 9: Woke up to sunshine and promptly got out all my wet gear to get it dry before going back into my pack. The shortcut route down to Poison Canyon was a bit of a slog, but it was better than walking along the highway to upper part of … Continue reading