Hike 734 Give Back 2019

**Update as of Friday, 10/18/19** Click here to jump to the donate section So far, you’ve donated the following… (nice work!) Glacier – $950 Zion – $50 Yellowstone – $75 Grand Teton – $100 Yosemite – $?? (not sure just yet) Olympic – $100 Rocky Mountain – $110 I hope you were able to get[…]

Hike 734 Give Back 2017

As many of you know, in 2011, my project was to hike all of Glacier National Park’s trails in one summer. In that summer, Glacier saw over 1.8 million visitors. Over the ensuing years, that number has continued to grow. Last year, it was over 2.9 million. That’s an increase of over 59%! Anyone who[…]

Echo Canyon

Echo Canyon isn’t really an official destination, but I think it should be. The steep hike up into this amazing slot canyon in Zion National Park is a wonderful place to explore whether you intend on hiking all the way up to Observation Point or not. Be careful not to be on this trail if it[…]

East Rim Summits

Along the East Rim in Zion National Park runs a trail that goes to three summits that have incredible views down into the main Zion Canyon. While a large part of the trail spends time traversing the high desert, trips to the rim on Deertrap Mountain and Cable Mountain afford amazing views. Dropping down into[…]

Northgate Peaks Trail

The Northgate Peaks Trail in Zion National Park offers seclusion among it’s wonderful ponderosa pines. Unlike busier areas of Zion, people you meet along the trail are most likely backpacking or canyoneering. This level walk along the grassy forest is anything but suffocating and the chance to see a whole different set of animals is great.[…]

Timber Creek Overlook Trail

The Timber Creek Overlook Trail in Zion National Park is a short hike at the end of the Kolob Canyons Road featuring stunning views of the Kolob Canyons. This 1 mile round trip hike is a great family hike, although it does gain some elevation and offers no shade from the sun. The drive up[…]