Mike flew directly into central Utah and was met by a private guide for a four day trek into the heart of Grand Staircase-Escalante Nat’l Monument.  Escalante features a 1,000-mile maze of interconnected canyons.  The high elevation of almost 6,000 ft. makes it cooler for hiking.  There are no established trails here.  It’s hard to find your way through, and hard to find water.