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

Across Utah 2009

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

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. Continue reading

Across Canyonlands: Part 2

Day 7: Got up and tried to pump some water from the Colorado which I had let settle overnight. It was a tough job and took 10+ minutes just to get a liter. Packed up my gear and met up with the river runners (Tex’s Riverways of Moab, a great… Continue reading

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