Day: April 26, 2018

Hayduke Route 39th day: 29 miles today/603 total miles. Goodbye Utah! Hello Arizona!

I’m hurting. 29 miles in one day is what we walked today. Ouch. So that wasn’t the original plan. The original plan was to do this section in 2 days. However, we ended up dropping two food caches on the AZ/UT state line because…

Hayduke Route 38th day: 21 miles/573 total Hello Buckskin Gulch. Hello Arizona

Last night was eerie. I was awakened several times by what I think was a lone coyote. Speaking of coyotes, we haven’t heard a single coyote or pack throughout the trail. What’s up with that? Anyhow, what i thought was a lone coyote sounded…

Hayduke Route 37th day: 22.4 miles/553 total. White Cliffs, Grey Cliffs, and Vermillion Cliffs.

Despite the fairly easy terrain today, I feel worn down and tired. Actually, in the past 3 days, I have been feeling more tired than usual by mile 16. Even my knees are starting to hurt. Either way, gotta push on, keep the momentum…

Hayduke Route 36th day: 20 miles/530 total. Goodbye Bryce’s Under the Rim Trail. Hello again GSENM!

Nobody was lost today. We all made sure we stayed within eye and ear shot. There was alot of climbing and descents and despite all the downhills, we actually topped out at 9000 feet near Rainbow Point, which is where the Under the Rim…

Hayduke Route 35th day: 20(+4) miles/510 total. Goodbye Tropic. Hello Bryce Canyon!

Finally we are back on trail after two zeros in Tropic. Why two zeros? Well, we had planned to leave on Friday the 20th of April, but a snowstorm rolled into the area, leaving us no choice but to stay in town one more…