Tag: Hayduke Trail

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 32nd day: 22 (14) miles/ 490 total. Goodbye Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Hello Tropic and Bryce.

Damn it was cold this morning! 27 degrees F. I thought I’d be used to it by now. What was worse was that our socks and shoes were frozen from yesterday’s all day wet hiking in the Paria River. It didn’t help for me…

Hayduke Route 31st day, April 17, 2018: 21 miles/ 468 total. Wet feet all day! Goodbye Hackberry. Hello Paria River!

It was colder than usual this morning, but the thermometer, very stoically and objectively said it was only in the 40’s F. Ahh, but the wind was the true culprit in putting a bite in that chill along with sting in our eyes, with…

Hayduke Route 30th day: April 16, 2018. 20 miles/ 447 total. Slotted in Round Valley Draw and wet in Hackberry Canyon.

We left our food cache camp near Grosvenor Arch by 8:45 and I personally bee lined it to the restroom near the Grosvenor Arch parking. Yes, an actual restroom. Granted, it was a pit toilet style restroom, but at least I didn’t have to…

Hayduke Route 29th day: 21.75 miles today/ 428 miles total Goodbye Paradise Canyon. Hello Grosvenor Arch Food Cache (and halfway point).

Yes, we have made it to the halfway point today, and it took us 29 days (including rest days). I’m gonna be honest, this last stretch was kinda boring for me and not very scenic in my opinion. It was essentially a stepping stone…

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 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…

The food and water cacheing shenanigans continue. T minus 2 days.

Today was a very long day. We were up by seven and after a shower, we proceeded to begin the ordeal of cacheing our food buckets. While we were out looking for a good spot to cache, it dawned on us that this was…