Coyote Gulch: Things to know before you hike this beautiful Utah canyon

Before my hike to Coyote Gulch in the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument area in Utah, I had read many trail descriptions, viewed several YouTube videos, and studied maps, preparing myself mentally for the trip. Although I was eager for the challenge, I had some trepidations about leading members of my hiking club on a trail that was new to me. First Challenge: How to get in and out of Coyote Gulch Coyote Gulch is ...
Read More

A Year of Hiking in Pictures

2015 -- What an outstanding year for backpacking and hiking. This photo gallery has highlights from these very enjoyable and beautiful adventures. Trips began in March with an overnight backpacking hike in Brown County Indiana, where I live, and included trips to Utah, Wisconsin, Illinois, Alberta, British Columbia, North Carolina and then back to Indiana.   Click on any image to launch a slide show. Enjoy and leave a comment about your favorite hikes, vacations or other enjoyments ...
Read More

Eight Magnificent Days Hiking in the Canadian Rockies

A vacation to Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada is an unforgettable experience. Include a little time in adjacent Yoho National Park to increase your enjoyment exponentially. This eight day itinerary will give you a rich experience with plenty of hiking and wide exploration of the area ...
Read More

My First (But Not Last) Backpacking Trip to Southern Utah

I almost didn’t get to go on this trip to southern Utah, and it still feels like it may have been a dream.  ...
Read More

Banff and Canadian Rockies with Central Indiana Wilderness Club

Our Canadian Rockies experience included many of the classic tourist attractions, but also trips into the back country and premier hiking locations that made this trip extra special. Eleven adventurers signed up for this trip at the first opportunity during the CIWC Holiday Party last year and Cindy started the countdown clock from that moment on.  And 224 days later, I think all would agree the waiting was well worth the anticipation and our journey more ...
Read More