Video: The Burr Trail Loop Hike

The video of my 9-day, 153-mile loop hike around the Burr Trail in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Capitol Reef National Park. The windy/cold May 2016 trek through the land of slot canyons and wide-open vistas features Big Horn Canyon, Zebra Slot, Harris Wash, Choprock Canyon, Lower Muley Twist, Upper… Continue reading

Hayduke: Cottonwood Road Solar Well

Good water is hard to find along many stretches of the Hayduke Trail. This is especially true crossing the Kaiparowits Plateau (Section 7). At Grosvenor Arch one will find pit toilets, but no water or trash. If there aren’t any friendly tourists willing to supply water, then this short diversion… Continue reading

Hayduke: Monday Canyon

Monday Canyon is a remote canyon on the Kairparowits Plateau. The canyon cuts down the western side of Fiftymile Mountain towards Rogers Canyon which soon turns into Croton Canyon which leads to Lake Powell. The canyon has seen increased usage since becoming a part of the Hayduke Trail (Section 7).… Continue reading

Hike Guide: Yellow Rock

approx 3 miles round-trip Yellow Rock is an interesting geologic formation that sits atop the reef called the Cockscomb in the southern portion of Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument. Though there is no official trail, a fairly-well-worn route zig-zags about a mile up a gully to the massive outcrop of sandstone. The… Continue reading

Video: Zion to Capitol Reef

The video from my 20-day, 320-mile trek from Zion to Capitol Reef from earlier this spring. If you prefer to just see the highlights, there’s also the up-tempo short version with music (7+ minutes). And, If you haven’t already, check out the full trip report.

VIDEO: Grand Staircase/Escalante Hike 2006

Here’s a throw-back video from my first “big hike” in southern Utah. The 25-day trek took me across one of the longest “pavement free” stretches in the US; approximately from east of Zion to Capitol Reef National Park. Fairly new to long-distance hiking and cross-country travel, I carried WAY too… 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. Each part includes its own extended photo gallery… Continue reading

Video: Bryce to Little Death Hollow 2012

Video of my return to southern Utah to explore a new route across a portion of the state. Video captures highlights of the 10-day, 158-mile trek from Bryce Canyon to Little Death Hollow. You can also view the 9-minute overview video on YouTube if you want. (remember to turn on… Continue reading

Bryce to Little Death Hollow: Pt 2

Day-by-day report of my Bryce to Little Death Hollow Hike (aka the hike formerly known as Bryce to Moab.) I updated this page via short reports while on the trail and have since augmented the report with more detail and photos. See my daily positions on the Hike Map. See… Continue reading

Bryce to Little Death Hollow: Pt 1

Day-by-day report of my Bryce to Little Death Hollow Hike (aka the hike formerly known as Bryce to Moab.) I updated this page with short reports via my Satellite phone while on the trail. Since back, I’ve added additional detail and pics. See my daily positions on the Hike Map.… Continue reading