I failed at the cycling trip this last week. I rode about 50 miles over two days and decided I did not want to bike tour back to Arizona. I came back to Jackson and now am planning to take a couple shuttles from here to SLC and down to St George Utah, then hitchhike to Zion Nat Park and spend a week or so backpacking there then going into the Parunuweap and hiking out the East Fork of the Virgin River to highway 89 near where I worked in 2013. The hitchhiking to the Paria River 60 miles east of Kanab Utah and backpack down the lower end of it 35 miles from 89a to Lees Ferry. Then hitchhike to the south rim of the Grand Canyon and spend some time there maybe doing some backpacking trips since I have not been to the canyon since 2003. Then hitchhike down to Flagstaff and Sedona to do some hikes and then hitch to Tucson.
I am leaving my bike. loaned to my Romanian roommate here in Jackson Wy and buying another when I get to Tucson. There I will work part time doing the freelance landscaping I do winters there and cycling and hiking a few days a week and renting a room from a friend.
Being I sent my backpack on to Tucson a couple weeks ago, I bought a Kelty external frame pack in excellent shape from a local thrift shop for $10.
I will be leaving Jackson in the middle of this next wek to go to Zion.