Hayduke: Happy Maze Alternate

Another alternate to consider for those hiking the Hayduke Trail — an exciting route through The Maze and Happy Canyon. I don’t expect many to opt for this alternate, but it is actually my preferred route for a trek across Utah. Approximate Mileage Comparison: Official Hayduke: 85.7 miles Happy Maze … Continue reading

Boulder Mountain to Moab — Part 3

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

Video: Across Canyonlands (part 1 of 2)

HD footage from my 16-day, 176-mile hike across Canyonlands National Park and through the Abajo Mountains. Part 1 includes Horseshoe Canyon, Moqui Canyon, North Canyon, The Maze, The Dollhouse, Spanish Bottom, The Needles and more.

Across Canyonlands: Part 1

Below is the Daily Journal account from my original Curb Pavement website which tracked my hike across Canyonlands and the Abajo Mountains — one of the longest stretches w/o pavement in the United States. It was only my second major hike (100+ miles) and looking back my perspective was definitely … Continue reading