Day: March 24, 2018

Hayduke Route 7th day: 9.5 mile hike today/111.8 miles total. Hauling our packrafts and poop (literally) on our back. ¡¡Go team wag-bag!!

We are done with paddling the River. The ordeal for today was a 9.5 mile hike via Lower Red Lakes Canyon Trail with about a 2600 foot climb. I am happy I brought my 85 Liter pack for this leg of the journey. It… Continue Reading “Hayduke Route 7th day: 9.5 mile hike today/111.8 miles total. Hauling our packrafts and poop (literally) on our back. ¡¡Go team wag-bag!!”

Hayduke Route 6th day: 15 mile paddle day/103 miles total. Early morning squall and 20mph headwinds.

Today I turned 40 years old on the Hayduke Route. As I mentioned before, the whole reason why I am doing the Hayduke Route is to celebrate my 4 decades of existence. Well, the day started very intensely. I rained steadily for about two… Continue Reading “Hayduke Route 6th day: 15 mile paddle day/103 miles total. Early morning squall and 20mph headwinds.”

Hayduke Route 5th Day: 18.6 River Miles/88.3 miles total. Cloudy Float Day

We are still on the River. Thus far we have paddled about 55.1 miles on the River. It looks like tomorrow we have about 15 river miles left to the canyon where we deflate our rafts and climb the nine miles out. That’ll make… Continue Reading “Hayduke Route 5th Day: 18.6 River Miles/88.3 miles total. Cloudy Float Day”

Hayduke Route 4th day: 19 miles today/69.5 total. A relaxing float entering Canyonlands National Park

There is something about floating, meandering down a calm lazy river. That is what this section of the Colorado River is, from Moab to Spanish Bottom. Beyond Spanish Bottom, the beastly Colorado River becomes a demon thru Cataract Canyon with rapids that swallow and… Continue Reading “Hayduke Route 4th day: 19 miles today/69.5 total. A relaxing float entering Canyonlands National Park”

Hayduke Route day 3: 17.5 mile float via packraft down the Colorado River.

Today was a nice change of pace. Instead of hiking, we paddle-floated down the Colorado River. When I say we, I mean Pete, Cuban B, Dave, Sonya, and myself. Dave and Sonya are packrafting-paddling with us up until the takeout at Elephant Hill. As… Continue Reading “Hayduke Route day 3: 17.5 mile float via packraft down the Colorado River.”