Exploring 1000-Year Old Ruins in Utah and Colorado

In this video I spend a day checking out a bunch of Native American ruins in southeastern Utah and then western Colorado. I also have several wildlife encounters of the reptilian kind and see a bunch of petroglyphs (and a couple of pictographs). (Click here if you can’t see the vide below.)

And check out the new Cargo Hammock that’s now for sale in the store!

* Campsite: 37.2906, -109.6354
* First ruins: 37.2774, -109.6464
* Wolfman Petroglyph Panel: 37.2746, -109.6461
* Crap ruins: 37.2743, -109.6479
* Cadillac Ranch RV Park (shower): 37.2826, -109.5515
* Hovenweep National Monument: 37.3863, -109.0755
* Painted Hand Pueblo: 37.4544, -108.9695
* Colorado campsite: 38.2628, -108.2831

MY FAVORITE ADVENTURE YET! – 2 Days Kayak Camping in the Desert

This is my favorite video I’ve ever made. In this video I meet up with a friend and spend two days kayak camping on the San Juan River in southeastern Utah. We explore Native American ruins, find petroglyphs and potsherds, find a crappy campsite, and just have a great time overall. (Click here if you can’t see the video below.)

Well That Was Unexpected!

After a completely unexpected start to the day, I take care of some business in town and then head out to Cedar Mesa to hunt for Native American archaeological sites. I end up at one of my favorite places to camp. (Click here if you can’t see the video below.)

* House on Fire Ruin trailhead: 37.5374, -109.7323
* House on Fire Ruin: 37.54376, -109.74461
* Mule Canyon Towers trailhead: 37.5325, -109.7322
* Mule Canyon Towers: 37.5264, -109.7321
* Butler Wash Ruins trailhead: 37.5243, -109.6324
* Butler Wash Ruins: 37.5252, -109.6399
* Arch next to Butler Wash Ruins: 37.5256, -109.6394
* Campsite: 37.266934, -109.809694

I Didn’t Plan for This!

In this video things don’t quite go as planned, but I make the most of it and have a great time. I then head up into the mountains and find a beautiful campsite. (Click here if you can’t see the video below.)

* Newspaper Rock: 37.987997, -109.518012
* Roadside Ruin trailhead: 38.163169, -109.762572
* Cave Springs Trail trailhead: 38.157228, -109.751666
* Pothole Point Trail trailhead: 38.170258, -109.806539
* Big Spring Canyon Overlook: 38.178284, -109.817132
* Slickrock Trail trailhead: 38.177042, -109.814502
* Wooden Shoe Arch viewpoint: 38.150536, -109.781514
* Campsite: 37.8773, -109.4465

I Had It All to Myself!

In this video I check out a natural arch and waterfall up in the La Sal Mountains east of Moab before descending back into the red rock desert to hunt for a little-known but absolutely incredible arch. (Click here if you can’t see the video below.)

* My Arches National Park hiking guidebook
* Kamchatka Gear (My online store)

* Geyser Pass: 38.4863, -109.2320
* Brumley Falls Trailhead (Squaw Spring Trailhead): 38.4791, -109.2901
* Brumley Falls: 38.4752, -109.2920
* Brumley Arch: 38.4754, -109.2924
* Otho Natural Bridge “trailhead”: 38.5764, -109.4593
* Engagement Ring Rock: 38.5674, -109.4562
* Otho Natural Bridge: 38.5546, -109.4672
* Campsite: 38.346866, -109.459636

Free Campsites Don’t Get Much Better Than This!

In this video I wash my hair with a little spray bottle, check out some very easily accessible Native American rock art, and head into the La Sal Mountains and find one of the most beautiful campsites ever! (Click here if you can’t see the video below.)

* Golf Course Rock Art Site: 38.537785, -109.479424
* Campsite: 38.413940, -109.223498

Wild Success & Epic Failure (and Tacos)

In this video I head into southern Utah’s Arches National Park to look for some obscure and difficult-to-find natural and man-made features. I experience both success and failure and see some incredible scenery along the way. Oh, and then I make tacos. (Click here if you can’t see the video below.)

* First (small) arch: 38.8325, -109.7017
* Sibling Arch (approximate location): 38.8424, -109.7056
* Far Out Arch: 38.8242, -109.6505
* Campsite: 38.861979, -109.744811

* My Arches hiking book
* Julien inscription photo source
* Hanging table kit
* Little camping grill

The Start of a Brand New Adventure

In this video I start off on a brand new adventure to the southern Utah desert. This was one of the best trips I’ve ever been on, so you’re not going to want to miss out on any of the updates! (Click here if you can’t see the video below.)

* Colorado Backcountry Adventures
* Trash grabber

* Ford Creek Falls: 39.7983, -110.9323
* Camp: 38.864589, -109.749391