Southwestern Horseshoe

The Southwestern Horseshoe (SWH) is an approximately 1800 mile (2896 km) backcountry route from Arches National Park to Albuquerque. It passes through three states, five national parks and combines lengthy segments of the Hayduke, Arizona and Grand Enchantment Trails. I … Continue reading

The Wave

The Wave is one of the geological highlights of the southwestern United States. Located at Coyote Buttes near the Arizona/Utah border, it is a multi-coloured rock formation that is comprised of interconnected sandstone gullies. Situated amongst sentinel-like conical domes, the swirling strata … Continue reading

SWH – Stage 7 – Pine to Superior (AZT/GET)

Distance:  165 miles (265.5 km) Start:  Pine, AZ Finish:  Superior, AZ Time:  6 days (April 1 to 6, 2012) Daily Average:  27.5 miles (44.2 km) Total Distance:  1116 miles (1795.6 km) Highlights: Mazatzal Mountains: Despite some burnt out stretches, I loved … Continue reading

SWH – Stage 6 – South Rim to Pine (AZT)

Distance:  258 miles (415.1 km) Start:  South Rim, Grand Canyon, AZ Finish:  Pine, AZ Time:  10 days (March 22-31, 2012) Daily Average:  25.8 miles (41.5 km) Total Distance:  951 miles (1530.2 km) Highlights: South Rim:  Couldn’t resist putting in a few … Continue reading