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 […]

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 […]

The Zion Subway, August 2011

Posted by on Sep 1, 2011
The Zion Subway, August 2011

This is the second of two trip reports from a quick vacation Audra and I took to Zion this past weekend. We started the trip north of Zion with stops at Kanarra Creek and Cedar Breaks before heading on to our ultimate destination, Zion National Park.

Kanarra Creek and Cedar Breaks, August 2011

Posted by on Aug 23, 2011
Kanarra Creek and Cedar Breaks, August 2011

This is going to the be first of two trip reports from a 3 day weekend to the Zion area that I took with Audra over the weekend. We left Salt Lake Friday afternoon with just enough time to make it to Cedar Breaks National Monument for sunset. The clouds were looking awesome for a […]

The Subway, June 2011

Posted by on Jun 29, 2011
The Subway, June 2011

After my solo backpacking trip in Kolob Canyons, I made my way over to the main area of Zion National Park for the next item on my weekend agenda: The Subway. I was really lucky to snag the last slot on the 12-person permit that Paul had picked up in the lottery and even more […]

Kolob Canyons, La Verkin Creek, June 2011

Posted by on Jun 21, 2011
Kolob Canyons, La Verkin Creek, June 2011

I thought my trip to Salt Creek was likely my last to the desert until the fall but I had an opportunity arise to meet some new friends and do some hiking in Zion National Park so I jumped at it. I haven’t spent much time in and around Zion, much like the other National […]

Backpacking The Zion Narrows

Posted by on Sep 30, 2005
Backpacking The Zion Narrows

This trip was a total freebie. I quit my job as the General Manager of the Golden Corral restaurant in Logan to accept a new job in Park City. When I did my boss at the GC offered me a nice package to stay for about 3.5 weeks rather than the standard two. Basically it […]