Mike’s first visit to Grand Canyon was in 2012. He drove 60 miles down an unpaved road to a remote overlook in western Grand Canyon. The next year, he was living at the canyon’s South Rim. He loves every day there. Before moving to Grand Canyon, Mike worked for a scientific software company. It was a good job but it didn’t require any hiking. Mike’s favorite hobby is using employee biographies to declare how much he loves his beautiful wife, Mandy.
Besides helping our passengers navigate Bright Angel Trail and running his own hiking company, Mike also occasionally works as an instructor for the Grand Canyon Association Field Institute.
Mike offers a variety of hiking tours through Canyonology Treks, including family-friendly day trips, the popular multi-day rim-to-river route, and more difficult trips that take you off the beaten path. For multi-day trips, plan ahead early: Backcountry trip permits are most easily obtained at least five months out.