Hayduke Alt: Via Escalante East (Choprock/Harris)

Update to the Hayduke Trail Reference: Almost all Hayduke Hikers end up in the town of Escalante for a re-supply (or do an inconvenient cache pre-hike.) Getting to this small town from the route usually means a long and sometimes difficult hitch along the Hole-in-the-Rock Road. However, many great canyons … Continue reading

Burr Trail Loop Hike

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

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

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

Escalante to Monticello 2010 — Part 1

Below is the Daily Journal account from my original website which tracked my hike intended to stretch from outside Escalante, Utah to Monticello in spring of 2010. Read the details to see how it all turned out: FYI: a Route Map is available as well as the Hike Video! . … Continue reading