THE ADVENTURE CATALOGUE
After 2 years of vacationing on the PCT, my knee was fully healed and I was ready for a more serious adventure. This involved hiking The Hayduke Trail, an overland route across southern Utah, down what is known as the Grand Staircase of the Escalante. Due to the extreme nature of this hike, it would be the longest I've ever gone without visiting a town or grocery store. In 13 places, I buried food and water in advance. These caches were critical to the success of my journey and allowed me to hike at a relaxed pace where I enjoyed the scenery, solitude, and invitations of nearby features. In this video, I put my nutritional strategies to the test and walk 500 mostly trail-less miles from Arches National Park to the border of Arizona, ending at the northern terminus of the Arizona Trail.
*At 19:11 in this video, you'll see the remote cave where I first had the idea to walk from hot spring to hot spring, an idea which eventually became The Hot Springs Trail.
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FROM ARCHES NATIONAL PARK TO THE ARIZONA TRAIL