FIRST, Read the whole review. It's long, and that's because I'm a HUGE fan of Steve Howe and Redrock Adventure Guides!
I regularly do guided trips outdoors, and Steve Howe may be the best guide I've ever had. Steve's knowledge of the Southwest and its natural and cultural history is unparalleled. He's an incredibly experienced guide. And he's a ton of fun and has some amazing stories to share.
I had a few days in October and read about Redrock in Outside Magazine. I called Steve and found he was extremely helpful in suggesting some trips that worked for my schedule. We settled on the Beeline Traverse, an amazing cross-country trip through Capitol Reef National Park. He did a great job with logistics, and I felt totally prepared going into the multi-day trip.
Once we hit the trail, Steve was totally on. I learned so much about the surrounding geology and human history, it was absolutely amazing. And what he's done piecing together the Beeline Traverse, for someone who does a lot of hiking and camping, is truly remarkable. Guiding us cross-country, sometimes over technical terrain, I had complete confidence in his ability to guide us through.
Even dinner at camp was excellent - chicken-bean-green chile burritos - delicious!
My only regret was that the trip was 2 days (by my choice). I feel like I saw a part of the world I would never have seen were it not for Steve. I mean, this trip was almost 2 months ago, and I keeping thinking WOW, what an amazing trip! Thanks so much Steve, you're the best!
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