This interesting toadstool/hoodoo/balanced rock lives in a remote section of desert below Tarantula Mesa west of the Henry Mountains and east of Capitol Reef National Park. As far as I know the rock formation doesn’t have an official name, thus I’ve referred to it by its location near upper Muley… Continue reading
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.
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
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 5: It never did rain during the night, but the gray skies persisted in the morning. Moving again I quickly dropped out of the side canyon and into the main canyon where shortly downstream I came to a huge dryfall. There was water below, but no way down anywhere… Continue reading
On my first real day of exploring this spring, I set out to find a route up and over the mesa that makes up the Hatch Point region in the Canyon Rims area. In my hike across the state in 2009, I followed a portion of the Hayduke Trail around… Continue reading
At the end of April 2009 I set out on my most ambitious long-distance hike to date: a 725-mile, 49-day journey across the entire state of Utah. It was the culmination of many months of planning after many, many years of shorter treks in the state. At that time I… Continue reading
In 2006 I got the idea to do something I’d never done before — take a month off work on go on a crazy long hike! I’d completed several short backpacks in the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and the Escalante region — but nothing ever this ambitious. Like many backpackers, I’d… Continue reading