Grand Canyon: Tonto Platform (170 miles, December 2009)


170 miles through Grand Canyon, from the Little Colorado River to Bass Canyon. Includes the Tanner and Beamer Trails, Escalante Route, Tonto and South Bass Trails.


Escalante River Canyon (@100 mile hike + swim, May 2009)

A hike and swim along the length of one of the most spectacular canyon wildernesses in the American West.

Maah Daah Hey Trail and Theodore Roosevelt National Park (@200 miles, June-July 2009)


A roughly 200 mile hike through Theodore Roosevelt National Park and the Little Missouri National Grassland, using the Maah Daah Hey Trail, park trails, the Buffalo Gap Trail and cross country sections.


Sierra High Route 2009 (@200 miles, July 2009)

A high elevation, mostly off trail alpine traverse of the High Sierra mountains of California from Kings Canyon to Twin Lakes. A much more rugged and ill-traveled alternative to the well-tread John Muir Trail. 



Canyonlands National Park circumnavigation. (15 days on foot and pack raft, distance unknown) May 2009.

A self-made loop on foot and packraft around the Canyonlands National Park region.


Grand Canyon to Mt. Humphreys (130 miles, March 2009)


A diverse and engaging hike with 10,000' of elevation difference between beginning and end.


Death Valley National Park (December 2008-January 2009)

Death Valley

Hikes and travels in the driest and hottest region of North America.