Grand Canyon Private Day Hiking
Safe, Educational, Fun • Unforgettable
We are a family run tour company that has a passion for the Grand Canyon and the outdoors.
I have been exploring the Grand Canyon and surrounding areas since 2012. Originally from Indiana, I have had the fortune of working in many National Parks from Yosemite to Glacier. The southwest has won me over with its vastness and grandeur of its canyons, plateaus, and mountains. I have called the Colorado Plateau home since becoming a landowner in 2013 and raising a homestead entirely off-grid. I live with my girlfriend and two dogs and four kittens just south of the rim of the Grand Canyon. It is my passion and purpose in life to share with people the beauty and majesty that is awaiting discovery inside the Grand Canyon. I look forward to showing you the Grand Canyon from a different perspective than most get from the rim. Diving deep into the Abyss adventure awaits as we discover new ecology, flora and fauna, and wildlife, in an ever-changing environment. Lets learn how to hike smart and responsibly, leaving no trace as we go, together protecting the National Parks for future generations!
I was born and raised in central Pennsylvania. My first trip to the Grand Canyon was in 2009, where I was blown away by the beauty of the canyon, as well as the scenic views of the southwest. That trip ignited a passion in me to continue my travels, and after several years of backpacking around the globe, I found myself back at the Grand Canyon, working at the North Rim Lodge. My strong admiration for the desert and being outdoors sparked a desire to create Desert Hiking Company with my partner, Louie. We are currently living off-grid near the South Rim with our two dogs and four kittens. I am proud to call Arizona my home, and I look forward to sharing in this experience with you, as we witness the majesty of the canyon!
I am enamored with the Canyon and Grandly obsessed with the River. My life has been captured by the beauty and my path determined by the rocks.
I have lived in Flagstaff, home base for Canyon freaks, since 2009. I have 5+ years experience professionally guiding guests below the rim. I have a background in biology and a strong drive to teach and share my knowledge with those I guide into the Canyon.