Moody Canyons & The Fold

In mid-May I set out on my second loop hike in southern Utah in 2014. Yep, that means… no extended thru-hike this spring. 🙁 The goal this time was to explore Escalante’s “Lower East Side” including the Moody Canyons and the southern portion of the Waterpocket Fold. FYI: a Hi-res… Continue reading

Around-Zion Hike

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

Boulder Mountain to Moab — Part 4

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | PART 4 NOTE: also see the Interactive Map for this hike or the Video Trip Report. 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… Continue reading

Boulder Mountain to Moab — Part 3

Part 1 | Part 2 | PART 3 | Part 4 NOTE: also see the Interactive Map for this hike or the Video Trip Report. 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… Continue reading

Boulder Mountain to Moab — Part 1

I’ve finally assembled all my notes and pictures from my Boulder Mountain to Moab Hike from this past May. It was an exciting trek, so I’ve split it into four parts to capture much of the detail from the 18-day, 283-mile trip giving each section its own extended photo gallery.… Continue reading