Going through photos from my Spring 2016 900-mile hike over the Colorado Plateau. I really liked their sand collection at Coral Pink, with bottles from all over the world. Like spices.
Ultra runner on the Zion Rim trail: “You thru-hiking?” “Yep.” UR: “Where you headed to tonight?” “I’ll probably finish.” (A lie. I have learned to not tell people where I’m going to sleep.) UR: “Oh well, that’s a ways… But you might be able to do it if you skip Kolob Arch, that’s half a… continue reading
Nobody told me Instagram upped its video length limit from 15 to 60 seconds! So here you have almost my entire reality TV diary-style scorpion video from a week ago. Before I was stung that night I was only worried about flash floods coming down the Kanab Creek (a real danger, and what I’m alluding… continue reading
…Sort of like this is a dream. Is it? Zion somehow still has my favorite flower of the route (and author Ed Abbey’s fave too, as you would have it) in bloom, and I have a little blue sky before the black clouds sweep in and I get wet with rain and tears at the… continue reading
There are certain sacrifices you make to walk long distances through the wilderness and pretty feet are one of them. But I still adore my feet no matter how they look; they’re troopers and they’ll take me anywhere. 800 miles no blisters and no fractures. And no water to wash them with tonight. 😝 LUV… continue reading
Two months ago I drove from Las Vegas to Moab, placing four food/water caches strategically spaced along my hiking route. That allowed me to hike continuously without going into a town for the first 19 days*. I placed one of my caches here in a wash near Hanksville UT, with a view of Mt. Ellen,… continue reading
People ask me all the time, “Aren’t you afraid of X/Y/Z (animal) alone in the woods?” And I say over and over again, I’m much more scared of PEOPLE. And I thought I just left Colorado City but hiking out I realize I still have to walk through another fundamentalist neighborhood in the boonies (pictured… continue reading