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

Around-Zion Hike

I’d planned an early-March trip to hike several spots I wanted to explore near Zion and St. George. But, with a very favorable forecast, I decided to ‘upgrade’ the plan and link several spots to do a longer LOOP backpack.  Veteran Zion hikers know about the “Trans-Zion” route which stretches… Continue reading