Day: April 10, 2018

Hayduke Route 21st day: 14 miles/311 miles total. Halls Creek Narrows Delight

The highlight of the day was definitely Halls Creek Narrows. Essentially we have been hiking in or along Halls Creek since leaving camp this morning, but 8 miles into our day was when Halls Creek really became narrow and boxed up into a deep…

Hayduke Route 20th day: 16.3 miles/297 total. Enter Lower Muley Twist Canyon and Halls Creek

Capitol Reef National Park is really an undiscovered gem. While people race to see the more famous Southern Utah National Parks (Zion, Bryce, and Arches), they often times overlook Capitol Reef National Park. This park is for backpacker’s and it is best explored on…

Hayduke Route 19th day: 10 miles/280.1 total. Good Bye Swap Canyon. Hello Capitol Reef National Park.

Today was an easy ten mile day leaving Tarantula Mesa and Swap Canyon. Since we knew we had such an easy day, we slept in again and started by 9am. Again, we followed the buffalo trail into Swap Canyon, where there was a good…

Hayduke Route 18th day: 17.5 miles/ 270.7 total. Totonka Leads the Way. Goodbye Henry’s. Hello Tarantula Mesa

Was that cattle herd or a buffalo herd we heard last night? We don’t know but the rumble sounded thunderous. I was wondering if sleeping next to this spring was unwise. Being that it was cold last night and morning, as we were still…

Hayduke Route 17th day: 21 miles/263.3 total. Into the Henry Mountains.

After a delicious breakfast at Blondie’s Restaurant, we proceeded to wait for Jared for a ride, but i think he had forgotten or perhaps something came up. We ended up offering the ATV rental place owner across the street $20 for the ride back…