Paddling the Black Canyon of the Colorado

4/10.....Boulder City, NV Since we finished the Arizona Trail a little ahead of schedule we decided to rent a canoe and relax on a river for a couple days. Last fall QB and I took a little trip out to the southwest and as we were camping at some hot springs near the Hoover Dam … Continue reading Paddling the Black Canyon of the Colorado

Pine, AZ

Day 14.....26.2 miles.....AZT mile 327.3 Fueled up with a fresh grapefruit and some jerky that Ron and Diane gave us, QB and I walked about a mile from the motel in Superior to a gas station where I got the rest of my breakfast; a coke and a microwaveable beef and bean burrito. From the … Continue reading Pine, AZ

Oracle, AZ

Day 3.....22.6 miles.....AZT mile 73.1 After a cozy first night in my new tent I woke up and walked the half a mile or so into Patagonia to get breakfast at the Gathering Grounds. They had this thing there called the breakfast bowl where they just threw a bunch of breakfast food in a bowl … Continue reading Oracle, AZ

Coyote Gulch, UT

There’s all kinds of ways to explore Coyote Gulch. This is the hike I did on the weekend of 11/3-11/5/17. Starting at the Hurricane Wash trailhead we did a 25 Mile round trip and it was really cool. Friday morning QB and I found some omelettes in Panguitch, UT then drove over to Bryce Canyon … Continue reading Coyote Gulch, UT

Zion Traverse, UT

Let me preface this post by saying Zion is an absolutely magical place and well worth the visit. If you’re a regular reader of this blog you may have noticed I tend to put a positive spin on most places but this time I really mean it. The Zion Traverse aka the Trans Zion trail … Continue reading Zion Traverse, UT

Cuba, NM

Day 20     5/19     16 miles We were joined in Grants by our friend Speed who traveled down from Denver and is joining us for a stretch. Speed's an experienced hiker who's got lots of long distance miles on his legs. He's a retired scientist with the BLM(bureau of land management) and … Continue reading Cuba, NM