Starting tomorrow morning, I plan on backpacking from Grand Junction and walking home (literally) to my doorstep in Moab. This ~140-mile route, one I call the Grand-Moab route, will take in single track, ATV and Jeep track, social paths, and a limited amount of pavement walking. I’ll go through canyons, over plateaus, through mountains, and end in the high desert I call home. Other than a small portion of the route outside the La Sal Mountains, I will not use the Kokopelli Trail to make my way home.
I’ll start at the junction of the Colorado and Gunnison Rivers. From there, I’ll make my way back through some familiar landmarks and places to finish at the historical American Indian Crossing of the Colorado River in Moab (and then walk 1.5 miles to my front door. )
I’ll give a fuller update once I finish the route, but I think this overview photo and photos from past trips hint at some of the highlights to come.
UPDATE – I completed the route. Fuller info about the route here.