Crazy orange rock formations against a blue, blue sky. Not much beats the landscapes of Southern Utah and Arizona.
A hiking-focused road trip from Moab, Utah to Phoenix, Arizona in September/October of 2013, hiking in Arches and Canyonlands Natl Parks in southern Utah as well as in Grand Canyon Natl Park, Wet Beaver and Superstition Wilderness in Arizona.
Hiking Canyonlands, Utah During the Government Shutdown
Post talks about obtaining permits to hike in the back country of Canyonlands Natl Park just before the federal government shutdown on October 1, 2013.
Overnight at Arches Natl Park
Post includes information on camping and hiking in this small but striking national park.
Hiking Needles District, Canyonlands Natl Park
A two-night backpack trip through the canyons of the Needles District at the start of the government shutdown.
Camping on the Mogollon Rim, AZ During the Government Shutdown
Post discusses camping conditions during the shutdown.
Hiking Wet Beaver Wilderness, AZ
Day hike through a pretty Mogollon Rim canyon with a perennial water source.
Hiking in the Superstitions
The Lost Dutchman State Park campground is a great location for staging a backpack trip in the nearby Superstition Wilderness.
3 Day/ 2 Night Backpack Trip in the Superstition Wilderness
Day 1 – Peralta Trailhead to Charlebois Spring via the Bluff Spring Trail
Day 2 and 3 – Charlebois Spring to the Peralta Trailhead via Upper Black Top Mesa Pass
If you are looking for an overnight Grand Canyon hike with more solitude than the crowded Bright Angel route but still with adequate access to water, this may be the hike for you.