Wilderness Vagabond Trip Reports Index
Wilderness Vagabond Trip Reports Index

The Available Trip Reports
(at this time) are:
(Click anywhere on the report title to go to the report)
First, Specialty Pages are listed.
Followed by The Trip Reports, which are arranged chronologically.
are Specialty Reports
and are Trip Reports
are reports about Long Distance and/or Epic Adventures

Specialty Reports (by topic)

  Grand Canyon hiking:
A link to all Grand Canyon trip reports

  Bicycle touring:
A link to all WV bicycle touring reports

  Pacific Crest, John Muir Trail, Sierra hikes:
A link to all PCT, JMT, Sierra reports

  Arizona Trail:
A link to the Quest to hike the entire Arizona Trail

  Panorama Panoply
A pleasant panoply of panorama photos

   Scenic Toilets of Inner Earth
Scenic Scatology of the Wilderness Vagabond

  Hot Springs Excursions in Idaho, Utah, & California
featuring the 2001 HS Challenge! and the 2002 HS Quest!
Photos without descriptions
Continuing dates; the HS Challenge was in July, 2001, the Quest in July, 2002

  Pictographs and Petroglyphs
Assorted images from all over, with some images of Pueblo structures
Photos without descriptions
A Deluxe work in progress

  Flowers, Trees, and Shrubberies
Assorted images from all over, with some identified

  Signs of the times?
And - Images From The New Regime Change
Quasi-censored signs along the way

Trip Reports (arranged chronologically)

  Border Bop:
Bicycling S to N Across The U.S. (2546 miles in 38 days) :
Nogales, Mexico to Carway, Canada; and back to Idaho
June 12 to July 19, 1985

  Sawtooth Wilderness Traverse:
Iron Creek to Atlanta: Backpacking The Sawtooth Mountain Wilderness in Idaho
August 25th to September 1st, 1985

  Needles Nirvana:
Five Fingers Fling, + Moab Marathon, + Confluence Cruise
March 19th to 29th, 1987

  Backpacking: Buckskin Gulch To Paria Canyon
Hiking The Center Of The Earth
June 5 -7, 1987

  Ecobust Along New Fork:
A Super-Natural Figure-8 in the Bridger Wilderness of the Wind River Mountains
September 3-13, 1987

  Jarbidge Wilderness Backpack Extraordinaire:
Marys River Basin --> East Fork --> Emerald Lake
Climb: Matterhorn, Marys River and Prospect Peaks
June 18-26, 1988

  Teton Roundabout & Yellowstone Bicycle Loop:
Bicycling The Big Burn: (270 miles in 4½ days)
August 12-16, 1989

  Escalante River Canyon:
Escalante Escapade Or, Along The Escalante Esplanade
(Harris Wash to Coyote/Hurricane Wash; & Peek-A-Boo Gulch)
May 24 - June 3, 1990

  Labyrinth Canyon:
Canoeing the Green River
June 24-28, 1993

  Ski camping:
McNabb Ridge & Inman Yurt
March 11 through 13, 1994

  Weminuche Wilderness:
Hiking the Continental Divide
Scrambling: Rio Grande Pyramid, LaVaca Pk, Ute Pk., Nebo Pk., & Hunchback Pk.
August 6 to 14, 1994

  Backpacking: Slickhorn Gulch to the San Juan
April 14-17, 1995

  Dayhiking and biking the Henry Mountains and Escalante:
Hole-in-Rock, 40-mi to Willow, 50-mi Mountain,
Henry Mountains: Mt. Ellen, visit Lonesome Beaver CG
June 10-16, 1995

  Backpacking the Escalante: Crack-In-The-Wall
April 5-7, 1996

  Backpacking the High Uintas: Spirit Lake to Center Park:
Llamapacking with the IAC
August 10-18, 1996

  Hiking the La Sal Mountains:
Hike/scramble: Pilot, Dry Fork, Manns, Tomasaki, Mellenthin, Vegan,
Green Mountain, & Waas Peaks
July 3 - 7, 1997

  Llama Lounging In The Crags:
Packing in Idaho's Bighorn Crags
Mt. McGuire, Birdbill, Harbor, Terrace Lakes
July 20 - 27, 1997

  Llamalot at the Middle Fork Salmon?
Mule Hill to Indian Creek to Middle Fork Salmon:
Hot Springs Galore in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness
August 1-10, 1997

  Ibapah of The Deep Creek Mountains (12,101')
August 15 & 16, 1997

  Hamburger Helper:
Capitol Reef N.P., Bucolic Bullfrog Bay:
Halls Creek Overlook, Hamburger Rocks
December 30, 1997 to January 3, 1998

  Snow Angel: Dayhiking in Zion N.P.
January 30 to February 1, 1998

  Jointly To The Needles:
Dayhiking in The Needles District of Canyonlands N.P.
March 11 - 15, 1998

  THE Maze: Chocolates For Easter:
THE Maze Arm, Maze Overlook, Chimney Rock, Chocolate Drops
April 7 - 12, 1998

  Amazing Space:
Dayhiking Escalante's Davis Gulch, Fiftymile Creek; Bicycling to Hole-in-the-rock
May 15-19, 1998

  Desolation Dabbling: Rafting The Green River:
Desolation and Gray Canyons
June 13-17, 1998

  Llamalot at the Middle Fork Salmon, The Sequel!
Loon Creek to Middle Fork Salmon and out Mule Hill:
Hot Springs Galore in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness
July 28 - August 9, 1998

  Rubaiyat Crestival!
Hiking the middle section of the Ruby Mountains Crest
August 18-21, 1998

  Galloping to Glorious Goldbug HS
November 14, 1998 and December 30, 1999

  Upper Salt Creek Snowfest:
Needles District Backpacking Experience
March 30-April 3, 1999

   Transnavigation of the Jarbidge Wilderness
Wandering Mary, A TransJarbidge Llama Hike
June 26 - July 3, 1999

  Consummate Rubaiyat Crestival:
Hiking the Entire Ruby Mountains Crest Trail
July 17-22, 1999

  Do The Washakie: Backpacking the Wind River Mountains
Big Sandy Openings to Washakie Pass & Peak, Lizard Head Trail, Cirque of The Towers
July 31 - August 6, 1999

  Borah! Borah! Borah! Scrambling the Idaho Highpoint
August 12, 1999

  Ultimate Uintas: Backpacking the High Uintas Wilderness
Kings and Gilbert Peaks
August 27-30, 1999

  Disraeli Gears:
Bicycling The White Rim of Canyonlands N. P.
September 11-15, 1999

  Yellowstone Winterlike Llamalot: Bechler Meadows
Ferris Fork & Bechler Meadow: Yellowstone National Park
September 25-28, 1999

  Undulating Upheaval
Backpacking Island In The Sky: Upheaval Dome
October 2 & 3, 1999

  Upward Angel & Angle in the Needles District
Backpacking Upper Salt Creek: In The Needles District of Canyonlands N.P.
October 7 - 13, 1999

  Thundering the North Rim of the Grand Canyon
Thunder River and Deer Creek
October 22-27, 1999

  Water-Ooooh in THE Maze:
THE Maze Arm, Maze Overlook, Shot & Water Canyons; & Chocolate Drops Ridge Route
April 18 - 23, 2000

  Disraeli Gears, Part 2: (The Undiscovered Country)
Bicycling The White Rim of Canyonlands N. P.
June 3 - 7, 2000

  Jarbidge 2000
Backpacking the Jarbidge Wilderness
June 28 - July 4, 2000

  Selway Somewhere Serenade
Llamapacking somewhere in Idaho
July 30 - August 6, 2000

  Rafting El Rio Colorado!
A trip into time in the Grand Canyon
September 16 - 30, 2000

  Backpacking: Cedar Mesa Somewhere
Trails of the Ancients
Aprit 10 - 15, 2001

  Llama Packing The South Fork Snake
Gormer Canyon
June 16 and 17, 2001

  Backpacking the High Sierras
Wolf Creek Lake area
June 30 to July 4th, 2001

  Sampler of photos
Wasatch Mountains, LaSals, Arches NP, and other places
Summer, 2001

  Hot Springs Excursions in Idaho, Utah, & California
featuring the 2001 HS Challenge! and the 2002 HS Quest!
Photos without descriptions
Continuing dates; the HS Challenge was in July, 2001, the Quest in July, 2002

  Sawtooth Soiree
Backpacking Somewhere in Idaho's Sawtooth Mountains Wilderness
With a link to Photos of the Natural Hotsprings we Encountered
July 31 - August 4, 2001

  Moose Mania in the Wind River Mountains: Bridger Wilderness
Llamapacking the Wind River Mountains
Green River Lakes, Porcupine & Green River Pass, Climb Squaretop Mountain
August 11 - 19, 2001

  Cathedral of The Narrows
Hiking the Zion Narrows of the Virgin River
With notes about Cedar Breaks NM, and the Parowan Gap Petroglyphs
September 3 - 5, 2001

  Swell time in the Swell
Bicycling The San Rafael Swell and Reef
October 20-21, 2001

  Death Valley Dreaming
Death Valley Features and Selected Hotsprings
Note: large thumbnails only
December 26-30, 2001

  Tumultuous Tornado on the Colorado:
Canoeing the Ruby-Horsethief, and
Exploring the Rattlesnake Canyon Arches
June 7-9, 2002

  Cathedral of The Narrows, Part 2
Backpacking The Cathedral of The Narrows
August 31st to September 2nd, 2002

  Intermountain & SouthWest Tour 2002
Jarbidge Wilderness, Hovenweep NM,
Cedar Breaks NM, Bryce Canyon NP, Mesa Verde NP, et al.
Summer, 2002

  Subway Synergism
Hiking The Subway (Left Fork of North Creek of the Virgin River)
A full moon adventure
September 21, 2002

  Roaring the Redwall
Backpacking into Inner Earth, THE Grand Canyon
Via the North Kaibab Trail: the North Rim (8250') to The Colorado River (2400')
October 10th to October 15th, 2002

  Wilderness Vagabond Love-Knot
Kathleen and Rob post Wedding Plans and Report
Tie the Knot
April 13-20, 2003

  Ghost Panels of Barrier Canyon
Hiking Horseshoe Canyon
Biking the San Rafael
April 25-27, 2002

  Middle Fork 12-Packer
Boundary Creek to the Flying B:
Hot Times and Hot Springs
in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness
July 23 - August 3, 2003

  Passion For Paria
Backpacking Paria Canyon
With Day-dabbling in Buckskin Gulch
May 1 - 8, 2004

  Jumping Up Into Kanab Creek Wilderness
Sowats Point to The Colorado River
May 15 - 22, 2004

  Sawtooth Mountain Wilderness Lakes Loop
Backpacking: Grandjean TH - Elk Lake - Benedict Lakes - Ingeborg & Spangle Lakes - Ardeth - Edna, and--->
and... Sand Mountain Pass - Slickrock Junction - Alpine - Hidden - Baron - Grandjean TH
August 3 - 9, 2004

  Zenith of Zion Zen
Backpacking: Zion Through-hike
Lees Pass (Kolob Canyons) to The Grotto (Virgin River, near Zion Lodge)
October 14-18, 2004

  Yurting in the Wasatch Mountains
January 30-31, 2005

  Jumping Up Into Thundering River:
Kanab Creek Wilderness to Monument Point via the Colorado River and Deer Creek
Sowats Point to Kanab Creek- Then along the Colorado River to Deer Creek & Thunder River
May 14 - 23, 2005

  Salmon Sojourn:
Volunteering at Little Creek Guard Station, MF Salmon River Mile 35
in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness
June 15th - August 10th, 2005

  HawkWatching in the Goshute Mountains
at the HawkWatch International Goshute Mtn. Field Station
September 17th, 2005

  Wandering THE Wave
and Kodachrome State Park
September 23rd - 25th, 2005

  A Swell Adventure in the San Rafael Swell and Reef
Visiting Goblin Valley, Bell & Little Wild Horse Canyon Loop
and the Head of Sinbad and Eagle Canyon
October 21st - 25th, 2005

  2005 Year-end report
The Wilderness Vagabond Summary
January - December, 2005

   Long Ranger:
Kanab Creek Wilderness: Snake Gulch to Sowats Point
April 29th to May 8th, 2006

  Teton Crestival 2006!, Almost
Or, Kundalini* Teton Loop: Paintbrush-Cascade Canyon Loop
August 6 - 8, 2006

  Humphreys Peak (12,643') - Arizona High Point
Kachina Peaks Wilderness
September 4, 2006

  Hiking Around Northern Arizona
A tour via photo album
Fall of 2006

  Super Superstition
Superstition Wilderness 2006: Ojo de Caballo; Miners Needle Loop
December 25-28, 2006

  2006 Year-end report
The Wilderness Vagabond Summary
January - December, 2006

   Eponymous* Clear Creek of the Grand Canyon
South Kaibab Trail to Clear Creek
April 7 – 11, 2007

  Bodacious Beamer
Or – Beam me up Scotty: Tanner Trail to the Little Colorado River
April 20-25, 2007

   South Canyon Slog and Flog
South Canyon "Trail" to the Colorado River: Vaseys Paradise and Stanton’s Cave
May 6-8, 2007

  Navajo National Monument:
Kawestima/Keet Seel; Talastima/Betatakin; & arch hunting ventures
June 1-6, 2007

   Arcdom: Terrific Toiyabe
Arc Dome Wilderness: North-South Twin Rivers Loop; Arc Dome at 11,773'
June 14-18, 2007

  Middle Fork Salmon Century Floatboating
Nearly 100 Miles of tribute to Frank Forrester Church
Boundary Creek to Cache Bar: River Miles 0 to 98
July 6 - 13, 2007

  Marauding the Magruder Corridor and Selway Country - Central Idaho
The "Lost" Lewis and Clark Route
July 15 - 18, 2007

  Ode to Orderville!
Touring Orderville Canyon and THE Subway of Zion
September 1 - 2, 2007

  Stillwater Solstice - Canoeing the Green River
Mineral Bottom to Spanish Bottom: River Miles 53 to 0, and then some
September 16 - 23, 2007

  Hiking Northern Arizona 2007
Day Hikes and Such in the land of P-Pines and Red Rock
January - December, 2007

  Super Superstition #2:
Superstition Wilderness 2007
Crosscut Trail, Weaver's Needle loop, Boulder Trail 103, & Second Water Trail
December 29, 2007 to January 2, 2008

  2007 Year-end report
The Wilderness Vagabond Summary
Somnambulistic Solstice Salutation
January - December, 2007

  Hiking Northern Arizona 2008
Day Hikes and Such in the land of P-Pines and Red Rock
January - December, 2008

  Hermit Hiatus
Grand Canyon Rest at Hermit
Hermit to Indian Gardens Trip Report
April 17 - 22, 2008

  Escalante Escalade
Grand Canyon Report of the Escalante Route
Grandview to almost Cardenas Trip Report
April 23 - 30, 2008

  Dare to say Dark Canyon
Dark Canyon 2008 - Backpacking Horse Pasture to Sundance Trail
- with after-backpack excursions to Salt Creek and Natural Bridges
June 1 - 12, 2008

  North Rim Day Rambles 2008
North Rim Day Hiking - Grand Canyon Trip Report
Angel's Window, Widforss Trail, N. Kaibab, North Canyon (Saddle Mtn. Wilderness), Snaking Snake Gulch
September 13-17, 2008

  Gnarly Nankoweap:
Nankoweap of the Grand Canyon
With after-backpack ancient arch hunting in the Paria-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness
September 28 - October 8, 2008

  Chiricahua Cavalcade
Chiricahua National Monument and Portal Porting, 2008
Big Loop in the NM, Chiricahua Natural Bridge, Arch hunting near Portal
October 22-27, 2008

  Endearing Escalante:
Escalante GSENM 2008: Hole-in-the-Rock, or in your head?
Red Breaks, Peek-A-Boo & Spooky Too, Fence Canyon Arches, Zebra Canyon,
and Little Jumbo, Chock Nut, and the Vreeland Pillars Arches
November 17-22, 2008

  Organ Pipe Cactus NM, you Ajo
Arch Canyon, Bull Pasture and Estes Park, Alamo Canyon, and Victoria Mine
A Sonoran Solstice Saturnalia
December 27-31, 2008

  Wilderness Vagabond Year-End Report
The Wilderness Vagabond Summary of 2008
January to December, 2008

  Hiking Northern Arizona 2009
Selected Day Hikes and Such in the land of big Red Rocks
January - December, 2009

  Precious Canyon Gems:
A Gem of a Jaunt - Hermit's Rest to South Bass
Tonto West, nearly to the end of the Tonto Trail
April 4 to 10, 2009
and -- an after-backpack snow-bound excursion in The Maze, near Teapot Rock

  Grapevine Galleria of the Grand Canyon:
Tonto East: South Kaibab – Indian Gardens – Bright Angel Camp – Lonetree
– Grapevine – Cottonwood – Horseshoe Mesa – Grandview Point
April 25 to May 1, 2009

  Torrid Tapeats:
Fishtail Frolic off the North Rim of the Grand Canyon
Thunder River - Colorado Riuver - Deer Creek-Siesta Springs & Cobblestone NB
May 9 to 17, 2009

  A-Mazing Maze, a Desert Solitaire:
Arch hunting while - Exploring The Fins Area of Canyonlands NP
May 26 - June 2nd, 2009

  Tempting Toiyabe:
Toiyabe Crest - A National Recreation "Trail"
Kingston to South Twin Rivers (71 miles)
July 3 to 9, 2009

  Phantasmagorical Figure-eight in the Sawtooth Wilderness:
Visiting a host of the 400 Sawtooth lakes
July 30th to August 3rd, 2009

  Bicycling Utah:
Self-contained circle tour of Central Utah: 268 miles
Torrey-Fish Lake-Otter Cr.-Bryce-Kodachrome-Escalante-Boulder-Torrey
September 12 to 19, 2009

  Stillwater Redux 2009:
Canoeing the Green River: Mineral Bottom to Spanish Bottom: River Miles 53 to 0, 0 to 213
With hikes to Turks Head and The Doll House of THE Maze
September 27 - October 4, 2009

  Bucolic Butler Wash:
Ruins or ruination?
Butler Wash – Cedar Mesa area, Utah
October 16 - 19, 2009

  Hallowed Grand Canyon:
Cool Running in The Canyon
BA to Cottonwood to Indian Gardens to Hermit Rest via the Tonto Trail
October 30th to November 4th, 2009

  2009 Year-end report
The Wilderness Vagabond Summary
January - December, 2009

  Superstition Wilderness Backpack:
"T" is for Tortoise
Peralta TH to Miner’s Needle to LaBarge canyon and box to
Charle bois Spring to Black Top Mesa loop to Terrapin Trail
March 13-17, 2010

   Transcendental Trans-Tonto (TTT):
Transnavigation of the Tonto Trail and Escalante Route in The Grand Canyon:
Tanner TH to South Bass – about 114 miles (*ERM = 173; Energy Required Miles)
April 3 – 18, 2010

   Chilly Cheyava Clear (NOT) Creek:
Largest falls of the Grand Canyon - South Kaibab / Clear Creek / Cheyava Falls / Bright Angel
South Kaibab - Clear Creek - Cheyava Falls - Bright Angel
April 20 -25, 2010

   Triple Flushing The Magnificent Maze, 2010:
Exploring The South Fork area of THE Maze, Canyonlands NP
May 2 - 7, 2010

   John Muir Trail – Hiking the Jaunty Juggernaut:
Happy Isles in Yosemite Valley to Whitney Portal - 218.5 miles
August 4 – 31, 2010 (28 days)

   Bicycle Touring:
Southern Utah Swing - Self-contained loopo of Southern Utah
Green River - Goblin Valley - Hog Heaven - Natural Bridges NM - Blanding - Monticello - Moab - Green River; 347 miles
September 11 – 17, 2010

   Chocolate Nougat Nankoweap:
Exploring The Marion-Seiber Route and Nankoweap Butte
October 3 - 11, 2010

   Death Valley Dreaming:
Biking and Hiking Death Valley
Biking Bad Water and Artist Loop, Dante Delight, and Stove Pipe Wells; Hiking Hole in the Wall and Fall Canyon
February 4 - 10, 2011

   Joshua Tree Junket
Backpacking the California Riding and Hiking Trail; February 11 - 18, 2011
Second part of trip (Day Hikes); March 10 - 14, 2011

   Superstition Wilderness Backpack, Redux:
Gila Surprise
Peralta TH to Miner’s Needle to LaBarge canyon and box to Charle bois Spring to Black Top Mesa loop to Terrapin Trail
March 24 - 27, 2011

   Evocative Escalante:
Backpacking the Grand Canyon: Tanner Trail - Beamer Trail - Tonto Trail - out Grandview Trail
April 6 - 14, 2011

   Grand Canyon Trip Report / Royal Arch Rhapsody:
Standard Loopo to Royal Arch - and back - via South Bass TH
South Bass / Esplanade/ Royal Arch / Royal Rappel! / Toltec Beach / Garnet and Copper Canyons / South Bass Tanks / South Bass Beach
April 22 -27, 2011

   Grand Gulch Grandioso:
Backpacking Kane RS to Pour-off near San Juan River and out Collins Canyon TH
April 30 - May 10, 2011

   Bicycle Touring - Border Bifurcation:
Self-contained loopo of Northern Arizona and Southern Utah
Kanab - Jacob Lake, Jacob Lake - North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon - Jacob Lake
Jacob Lake - Marble Canyon/Lees Ferry, Lees Ferry - Lake Foul Sewage Pond, Sewage Pond - Kanab (298 miles total)
June 3 - 10, 2011

   Loquacious Lost Coast & Sinkyone Sampler:
Soliphilia on the Lost Coast -- Backpacking the Lost Coast of California, Sampling the Sinkyone Wilderness
June 23-27, 2011

   Tri-Trip Ramble and Sampler: Yellowstone National Park, North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Zion rim-to-rim:
GC: Transept Trail, Widfors Trail, North Kaibab to Roaring Springs
Yellowstone: Lonestar Geyser, Mt. Washburn, Yellowstone Natural Bridge
Zion: Observation Point on East Rim, Hidden Canyon, West Rim Trail
August 27 - September 9; November 27 - 29, 2011

   Grand Canyon - Horsewhip Horsethief Trail:
Backpacking Nankoweap to Horsethief Trail / Kwagunt / Malgosa overview
September 30 - October 7, 2011

   Wupatki Walkabout:
Crack-in-Rock Backpack
Ranger-led backpack to backcountry pueblos and petros
October 15 - 16, 2011

   Grand Canyon Volunteer Vamoose:
Grand Canyon Trip Report - Volunteering at the bottom of The Canyon
Grand Canyon Hikers and Backpackers Ass. (GCHBA) / at Bright Angel Campground
October 18 - 24, 2011
Volunteer Vamoose (Arizona Daily Sun article)

   Death Valley Dreaming, 2012:
Biking and Hiking Death Valley
Biking Bad Water and Artist Loop, Stove Pipe Wells, and the Armagosa Crest
Hiking Golden and Gowen Canyons, Sidewinder Canyon, and Wildrose Peak
February 3 - 10, 2012

   Bantam Black Canyon:
Canoeing Black Canyon of the Colorado River - Hoover Damn to Willow Beach, RM 64 to 52
Also - hike to Liberty Arch and Black Canyon Overlook
March 8 - 11, 2012
Cold River, Hot Springs & Hiking to Arizona Hot Springs (Arizona Daily Sun article)

   Hermit Hiatus Redux: Grand Canyon National Park
Hermit Rest to Indian Garden, Four Sisters Natural Bridges
on the Tonto Platform
May 3 - 8, 2012

   Zenith of Zion Zen, Redux:
Zion Through-hike: Lees Pass (Kolob Canyons) to The Grotto (Zion Canyon) to The East Entrance (Zion-Mount Carmel Hwy)
with day hikes to Cable and Deertrap Mountains
May 21 - 28, 2012

   International Selkirk Self-Contained Bicycle Tour Loop
The Soggy Selkirk Soiree
Bicycle Touring Northern Idaho, British Columbia (Canada), and Eastern Washington
June 25 - July 4, 2012

   A PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) Promenade (well, part of a Promenade)
PCT Section Hike:
Tuolumne to Carson Pass - about 136 miles
August 1 - 14, 2012

   North Bass Nirvana: Backpacking the North Bass Trail of the Grand Canyon
Wondrous William Wallace Bass, Harvey Butchart Natural Bridge, Shinumo Creek
Tapeats Narrows of White Creek, Redwall Canyon to start of Burro Route
September 27 to October 4, 2012
A Bridge Not Too Far - Harvey Butchart Natural Bridge (AZT; Arizona Daily Sun article)

   Rimster: Grand Canyon Corridor Cruise
Rim - to - Rim - to - Rim in Grand Canyon NP
South Kaibab Trail - North Kaibab Trail - Bright Angel Trail - about 48 miles
October 12 - 16, 2012

   Death Valley Dreaming, 2013:
Biking and Hiking Death Valley
Backpacking: Cottonwood-Dead Horse-Marble Canyons Loop (33 miles)
Bicycling: Bad Water and Artist Loop, toward Dante View, and Stove Pipe Wells (132 miles total)
February 6 - 14, 2013

   Grand Canyon: Undulating Utah Flats, 2013:
Backpacking Into Phantom Canyon: South Kaibab / Bright Angel / Utah Flats /
Phantom Creek / Haunted Creek / Cattle Route / Isis-Cheops Saddle
March 29 - April 5, 2013
Hike of the day: A Delightful Hangover (Arizona Daily Sun article)

   Grand Canyon: Roving the Happy Horsethief and Bodacious Butte Fault, 2013:
Backpacking Nankoweap to Bright Angel (along the North Rim of the GC)
Horsethief Trail / Nankoweap / Kwagunt / Malgosa
Awatubi / 60-mile / Carbon / Lava / Unkar / Vishnu/ Clear Creek (78 miles and total ERM = 163)
April 15 - 25, 2013

   Maze 2013: Marauding the A-Mazing Marvelous Maze
El Loopo Grande: A 9-day backpack in The Maze District of Canyonlands NP
South Fork, Water and Shot Canyons, Spanish Bottom, Ernies Country - about 72 miles
May 3 - 12, 2013

   Fantastic Fish and Owl Backpack Loop
and - Secret Ruin and Natural Bridges Loop Hikes
on Cedar Mesa
May 28 - 30, 2013

   Gravitating to Great Basin
Great Basin National Park - Day Hikes
Wheeler Peak waltz, Bristlecone bounce, Baker Lake grunt, Lehman Creek lounge
June 30 - July 5, 2013

   A PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) Pygmy Promenade
PCT Section Hike:
Carson Pass to Donner Summit- about 81 miles
July 16 - 26, 2013

   Laccolithic LaSal Mountain Day Hikes
A Beary Good Time - in the LaSal Mountains of Utah
Gold Knob, Manns Peak, Oowah, Haystack Mountain
August 14 - 19, 2013

   Aravaipa Ambling
Exploring Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness from the West entrance to Horse Camp Canyon
September 22 - 24, 2013
Wade of the Day: Avavaipa Ambling (Arizona Daily Sun article - links section)

   Grand Canyon: Kanab Kaleidoscope Cruise, 2013:
Backpacking Kanab Creek to Deer Creek:
Sowats Point / Jumpup Canyon / Kanab Creek /
Colorado River / Deer Creek / Monument Point
October 2 - 8, 2013

   Salubrious Superstition Wilderness Day Hikes
First Water TH to Black Top Mesa; Peralta TH to Weavers Needle Loop; & Peralta TH to Miner’s Needle Loop
December 25 - 28, 2013
Hikes of the Day: Very Superstitious (Arizona Daily Sun article)

   Rob's 2013 Year-end report
A summary of 2013 trips enjoyed
Happy Solstice and New Year!

   Captivating Cottonwood Circuit and Death Valley Dreaming, 2014
Backpacking the Cottonwood - Dead Horse - Marble Loop
Biking Bad Water and Artist Loop, toward Dante View, and Stove Pipe Wells
February 5 - 13, 2014

   Mazatzal Meandering (Mazatzal Wilderness, Arizona)
Baby Doll TH to The East Verde River, along bits of the Arizona Trail, looping back on the Mazatzal Divide Trail
April 1-6, 2014

   Snowmageddon in Snake Gulch and Fishtail Frolic: Kanab Creek Wilderness
Backpacking Sowats Point to Fishtail Mesa
Ranger Trail on Esplanade to Kanab Creek
Kanab Creek to Snake Gulch
April 19 - 26, 2014

   Coconino Cruise: Self-contained mini Bicycle Tour
Flagstaff - Dairy Springs CG - Happy Jack - Dairy Springs - Flagstaff (85 miles)
May 10 - 12, 2014
Ride of the Day: Cruising to the Lake and Back (Arizona Daily Sun article)

   Lobo Linguistics:
Exploring the White Mountains of Arizona
June 5 - 10, 2014

   Jackson Junket: Teton Touron or Continental Breakfast?
Jackson Loop Self-Contained Bicycle Tour
Jackson to Colter Bay, to Grants Village, to West Yellowstone, to Ashton, to Victor, over Teton Pass to Jackson
278 miles
June 23 - 28, 2014
A Junket to Remember (Arizona Daily Sun article)

   A Barnyard of Beefaloo?
Bane of Beefaloo!
non-management of beefaloo on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon
and, selected North Rim day hikes, 2014
May and September, 2014

   Sensuous Sin in the Precious Pecos Wilderness:
Sangre de Cristo Mountains - along part of the Skyline/Divide Trail
Serpent Lake to Borrego Mesa
September 12 -17, 2014

   Needles Knocked About:
Misadventure in Upper Salt Creek
PLB (Personal Locator Beacon)?
Canyonlands National Park, Utah
September 20 -25, 2014
Hike of the Day: Lily Pads and Long Vistas, Sycamore Rim (Arizona Daily Sun article)

   Moab Marauding:
Arches NP; Poison Spider Mesa; Behind the Rocks - Hidden Valley
December 24 - 28, 2014

   Rob's 2014 Year-end report
A summary of 2014 trips enjoyed
The Year of The Foot

   Death Valley Dreaming and Marbelous Marble Canyon Backpack, 2015
Bicycling Artist Loop, Dante View, Mesquite Sand Dunes (128 miles)
Backpacking Marble Canyon - visiting Gold Belt, Dead Horse Divide, and thar Dragons' Eggs (30 miles)
February 4 - 12, 2015

   Grand Canyon: VIPs at IG, 2015:
GCHBA Volunteer Service Project At IG (Indian Garden):
Grand Canyon Hikers and Backpackers Ass. (GCHBA)
at Indian Garden Campground and Ranger Station
March 17 - 24, 2015

   Grand Canyon: Hermit Hiatus, Part 3:
Indian Garden / Plateau Point / Salt Creek /
Granite Rapids / Hermit Rapids / Hermit Rest
March 28 - April 1, 2015

   Ambling Arizona Trail, 2015
Mazatzal Divide - Arizona Trail Passages 23 & 24
Backpacking Mount Peeley TH to Doll Baby TH (43 miles)
April 8 - 13, 2015

   Grand Canyon: Astounding Azure:
Beamer to LCR and Escalante Route:
LCR (Little Colorado River, an improbable blue)
Papago Slide and Wall! / Red Canyon / New Hance Trail
April 20 - 26, 2015
Hike of the Day: Skirting the rim; Walnut Canyon Link (AZT; Arizona Daily Sun article)

   PCT to the JMT: Pacific Crest Trail, 2015
Kennedy Meadows to Whitney Portal (85 miles, solo hike)
PCT Mile 0702.2 to 0767, then 19 miles to Mt Whitney and out Whitney Portal
Arizona Daily Sun (newspaper) article about Wrangling Whitney
July 7 to 16, 2015

   Slip and Slide Slickhorn Gulch:
And dayhikes to Moonhouse Ruin and the Natural Bridges Loop
Cedar Mesa, Utah
September 10 - 16, 2015

   San Francisco Circum-ambulation:
Circumnavigation of the San Francisco Peaks
and Musings about the Life Zones of C. Hart Merriam
October 3 - 6, 2015

   GCHBA Gusher at Bright Angel:
Volunteering at the bottom of The Canyon
Grand Canyon Hikers and Backpackers Ass. (GCHBA)
October 13 - 20, 2015
Grand Canyon News - article: Grand Canyon Hikers and Backpackers Association volunteer along the Canyon's corridor trails (December 1, 2015)

   Rob's 2015 Year-end report
A Wild Vagabond compilation of wilderness treks enjoyed

   Death Valley Dreaming, 2016; Winter Escape:
Bicycling Artist Loop, Dante View, Stovepipe Wells (136.5 miles)
Hiking Golden-Gowan, Thimble Peak, The Room Canyon, and Mormon Point Canyon (19.8 miles)
February 8th to 15th, 2016
Arizona Daily Sun article: Death Valley Dreamin' (March 15, 2016)

   Grand Canyon VIP Cottonwood Rehabilitation Cruise:
GCHBA Volunteer Service Project At Cottonwood RS (Ranger Station)
Grand Canyon Hikers and Backpackers Ass. (GCHBA)
Working toward an ethical Rim-Rim-Rim / Or - how many ways can one prepare breakfast burritos?
March 13-23, 2016
Arizona Daily Sun article: Bonus: Article about Dual Ribbon Falls Oases (March 30, 2016)

   The AZT 200: Arizona Trail 2016, 200 miles on the Arizona Trail
Oracle to Mt. Peeley TH
Total AZT miles = 200.8 to 404.2 = 203.4 miles
April 6 to 27, 2016

   The citadel of Cedar Mesa:
and day hikes in the Needles District of Canyonlands NP
Including: Perfect Kiva, Jailhouse Ruin, Salt Creek, House of Fire, Joint Trail, et al.
May 10 - 19, 2016

   Dancing Donner:
Pygmy PCT 2016: Donner Summit (PCT mile 1156.7) to Burney Falls (PCT mile 1416.5)
PCT miles = 259.8 miles. (273 total hike miles)
July 8th to August 5th, 2016

   Teton Crestival Cruise 2016:
Backpacking the Teton Crest Trail as a loop
And visiting: Open Canyon, North Fork Granite, Death Canyon Shelf, Jedediah Smith Wilderness, Alaska Basin,
South Fork Cascade, Paintbrush Divide, Outlier Camp, Valley Trail, Bradley Lake, Death Canyon/White Grass TH.
August 22 to 28, 2016

   Thrashorama in Upper Salt Creek:
Needles District of Canyonlands National Park
Visiting SC3, the Salt-Horse Zone, Angel Arch
September 21 to 28, 2016

   Grand Canyon: Grapevine Galleria, Redux!
Grandview to Bright Angel:
Visiting: Hance Creek, Circum-ambulation of Horseshoe Mesa, Cottonwood Creek,
Grapevine, Lonetree, Bright Angel Campground, and Indian Garden CG
October 3rd to 9th, 2016

   Finding Phantom:
GCHBA Volunteer Service Project At Bright Angel CG and RS (Ranger Station)
Grand Canyon Hikers and Backpackers Ass. (GCHBA)
day trip to Utah Flats and Phantom Canyon
October 24th to November 2nd, 2016

   Rob's 2016 Year-end report
A Wild Vagabond compilation of spectacular wilderness adventures

   Death Valley Dreaming, 2017
Backpacking the Cottonwood-Marble Loop
Bicycling Badwater, Dante View, Stovepipe Wells
Day Hiking Echo, Palmer, Corkscrew, and Golden-Gower Canyons
February 5-17, 2017

   Canyon Rover:
GCHBA Volunteer Service Project At Indian Garden and Bright Angel CG and River Ranger Station
Grand Canyon Hikers and Backpackers Ass. (GCHBA)
Painting Ramadas at IG, Refurbishing the River Ranger Station
March 27 to April 5th, 2017

   Grand Canyon: Tuckup Trace
Tuckup "Trail"/ 150-Mile
Esplanade / Corkscrew Spring / Little Joe and Hotel Spring
April 14 - 21, 2017

   Arizona Trail 2017
East Verde River to Cedar Ranch Trailhead
AZT 438.4 at the East Verde River to 625.6 at Cedar Ranch TH = 187.2 miles
Part of the Quest to hike the entire Arizona Trail
May 9 - 19, 2017

   Arizona Trail 2017 - Part 2
Cedar Ranch Trailhead to the North Kaibab Trailhead
AZT 625.6 at Cedar Ranch TH to the North Kaibab TH at AZT 717.4 = 91.8 miles
Part of the Quest to hike the entire Arizona Trail
June 5 - 11, 2017

   The Northern California Cruise (PCT; Pacific Crest Trail):
Pygmy PCT 2017: Burney Falls State Park (PCT 1415.9) to Seiad Valley (PCT 1653.4)
PCT miles = 237.5 miles; ERM (Energy Required Miles) = 409
July 13th to August 3rd, 2017

   Nougat of Nankoweap, 2017
Grand Canyon Trip Report
Nankoweap to Kwagunt -- Kwagunt to Nankoweap
Climb Nankoweap Butte
September 23 to October 4, 2017

   Magnificent Muffin Mania (Grand Canyon VIP adventure):
GCHBA Volunteer Service Project At Indian Garden and Bright Angel CG
Grand Canyon Hikers and Backpackers Ass. (GCHBA)
Painting Shade Structures at IG, Replacing the Indian Garden Ranger Station Deck, Tiling the BA Bathrooms, and much more
October 23 to November 1, 2017

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