The "Beehive Traverse" is a strenuous, challenging, rugged, exposed, obstacle-filled, off-trail, multi-day route through the heart of Capitol Reef National Park's Waterpocket Fold that was pioneered and named by Steve Howe, a former editor of @ and now owner of @es based in Torrey, Utah. Given all the time I spend with family in and around @ and at my in-laws, also residents of Torrey, and the family history connection they have to the park, this little known and even lesser traveled route quickly rose to the top of my bucket list, when I found out about it through stumbling into a post by Michael Lanza on his @ blog a few years ago. I had actually been studying over maps and imagery myself to see if such a traverse could be done, and was excited to discover that it was indeed possible. Needless to say, it was a joy and a blessing to be accompanied by @ as we successfully completed the route this last weekend and then some, through this geological wonderland. It took a lot of team work between the two of us to get through some of the obstacles.