2023 Columbia Plateau Route

Sutton Mountain in the background

In the spring of 2023 I attempted a new long-distance route, the brainchild of another long-distance hiker, Scott Nechemias.

His vision is a 135-mile hike along the John Day River…a challenging proposition for the multiple river crossings (which required a packraft) and rugged terrain.

Read about the overall hike here.

Start reading about my section hike/paddle here.

View my photo album here.