Muley Mushroom

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

Zion to Capitol Reef: Week 1 — To the Paria

In late April I set out on my latest long-distance hike in southern Utah. The goal this time out was to hike from Zion National Park to Capitol Reef National Park. The start and end points would be similar to my “Grand Staircase” hike in 2006, but the new route… Continue reading

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

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

Video: Escalante to Monticello 2010

Video of my return to southern Utah to explore a different route across the SE portion of the state. Video captures highlights of the 16-day, 248-mile trek from Escalante to Monticello including Grand Staircase Escalante, Harris Wash, Silver Falls Canyon, Capitol Reed, Lower Muley Twist, Henry Mountains, Trachyte Creek, Dark… Continue reading

Escalante to Monticello 2010 — Part 2

Day 6 Started the day by heading out cross-country to the East. I was not able to get up the side canyon as I had hoped, so I had to retreat to an area where a rockslide allowed me to climb to plateau top. Once up on top it was… Continue reading