Chimney Canyon, April 2012

Posted by on Jul 15, 2012
Chimney Canyon, April 2012

In April 2012, we went backpacking to a very unusual destination in the San Rafael Swell; Chimney Canyon. It’s truly one of the most unique places and hikes I’ve ever done. Here’s a few photos, check out the full trip report with tons of photos in the trip report I posted in the backcountrypost community. ...

Maidenwater, Trachyte and Swett Canyons

Posted by on Jul 12, 2012
Maidenwater, Trachyte and Swett Canyons

In April 2012, Nate and I went on a great point-to-point backpacking trip through the desert canyons north of Bullfrog, Utah and Lake Powell. These canyons are not frequently travelled and it showed. We saw no one in three days and 26 miles until literally the last mile before the end of the hike. I ...

Little Death Hollow, Escalante

Posted by on Jul 2, 2012
Little Death Hollow, Escalante

Little Death Hollow has been on my list for a long time. Once I even started hiking it but turned back near the trailhead because it was so late and we weren’t really prepared for it. So it was awesome to finally do the whole thing this year with the return trip via Wolverine Canyon. ...

Sand Creek, Escalante

Posted by on Jul 2, 2012
Sand Creek, Escalante

Went on a short backpacking trip in Escalante in early spring conditions. Pretty cold out so we wanted to stay dry and avoid hiking in and out of water. Sand Creek hit the spot. It’s just a few minutes outside of Boulder, UT off of Highway 12. Really a great early spring hiking and backpacking ...

Coal Pits and Chinle, Zion

Posted by on Mar 31, 2012
Coal Pits and Chinle, Zion

Boy am I behind on posting trip reports here on the backcountrypost blog. If you hadn’t noticed, the backcountry post community has kind of blown up since opening it in January, so that is where I post my reports first and may be the only place eventually. If you haven’t signed up, get on over ...

A Year Under The Stars

Posted by on Feb 4, 2012
A Year Under The Stars

I’ve had a lot of time in front of my computer lately thanks to the ankle injury from my last trip in Arches National Park. I took the time to compile all of my star trails over the last year and make this time lapse video. Learn how to shoot star trails in the BackcountryPost ...

Island in The Sky, January 2012

Posted by on Jan 31, 2012
Island in The Sky, January 2012

I’ve been so engaged with the new Backcountrypost Community that I almost forgot to post this on the blog! I actually posted this in the trip reports forum almost two weeks ago, see it here. And if you haven’t already, get over there and sign up. The community is hopping right along with new trip ...

Introducing the Backcountrypost Forum

Posted by on Jan 17, 2012
Introducing the Backcountrypost Forum

When I first started Backcountrypost.com in 2007, I wanted to make it into a place where anyone could post their trip reports. But at the time it was almost too much work to figure out how to post my own. The dismal traffic the site received would also be a big hurdle. But in the ...

Coyote Buttes North, January 2012

Posted by on Jan 11, 2012
Coyote Buttes North, January 2012

After spending the previous two days at White Pocket and Coyote Buttes South, I was feeling a little overwhelmed. Everything was just too photogenic! It’s still hard to comprehend the beauty that this small area of the desert holds. To be honest, after doing White Pocket and Coyote Buttes South, I wasn’t as excited as ...

Coyote Buttes South, January 2012

Posted by on Jan 8, 2012
Coyote Buttes South, January 2012

After spending New Years Eve at The White Pocket, we raced over to Cottonwood Cove for a day of exploring the Coyote Buttes South permit area. Coyote Buttes South(CBS) is famous mostly because it’s neighbor to the north, Coyote Buttes North(CBN), the home of the famous Wave formation. People come from all over the world, ...

White Pocket, December 2011

Posted by on Jan 5, 2012
White Pocket, December 2011

The White Pocket. An isolated, notoriously hard-to-reach patch of sandstone in a remote corner of the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. For more than a year, it has eluded me. But on New Years Eve 2011, I finally made it.

Stansbury Island, November 2011

Posted by on Dec 29, 2011
Stansbury Island, November 2011

After my trip to Bluejohn Canyon in October, I decided it was time for a little break. Non-stop weekend outings are awesome but some time around the house was definitely in order. So for most of November and December, I’ve been at home working away at some major home renovation projects. But I didn’t want ...

Bluejohn Canyon, October 2011

Posted by on Nov 8, 2011
Bluejohn Canyon, October 2011

I’ve been going on a fair amount of canyoneering trips lately so it seemed appropriate to knock one off the list I’ve always wanted to do; Bluejohn Canyon. Bluejohn is famous because it is the place where Aron Ralston became pinned under a boulder and subsequently self-amputated his arm after being trapped for 5 days. ...

The Subway via Russell Gulch, Zion, October 2011

Posted by on Oct 23, 2011
The Subway via Russell Gulch, Zion, October 2011

After my trip down Mystery Canyon on Thursday, I was feeling ready for more big raps and beautiful Zion Canyons. We had a permit to do Behunin Canyon on Friday but I woke up to a wobbly lower back. I slipped a disc a few years back and every now and then it gets pretty ...

Mystery Canyon, Zion, October 2011

Posted by on Oct 19, 2011
Mystery Canyon, Zion, October 2011

Mystery Canyon, what a name. From my perspective as a noob canyoneer, it seemed quite untouchable. That was until I got an invite to join some friends on a trip through it. Tim had won a Mystery permit for the 13th and by chance, I had a permit to do The Subway on the 15th ...

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