Hayduke Postscript

So we still hadn't figured out how to get back to Moab. The best we could come up with was taking a Greyhound to Green River then hitching from there to Moab. Little did we know what an absolute pain in the ass this was going to be.  Woke up stupid early to catch the … Continue reading Hayduke Postscript

Hayduke Day 48: Zion Bonus Day

Tuesday, April 27 Yep, yesterday was the end of our Hayduke hike.  I managed to get us early shuttle bus tickets into Zion. The tickets are listed at 5pm for the next day and sell out almost immediately. Right around 5 I remembered to get them and I'm glad I did. I checked at 5:03pm … Continue reading Hayduke Day 48: Zion Bonus Day

Hayduke Day 46: Colorado City is Not as Weird as we Expected

Sunday, April 25. 17.2 miles.  Jack's new millionaire friend gave us a ride back to Colorado City early. We talked to him for a bit and he does seem like a nice guy, eccentric millionaire type who seemed to just want to help us out because he could. He offered us a place to stay … Continue reading Hayduke Day 46: Colorado City is Not as Weird as we Expected

Hayduke Day 41: “The Most Tedious Boulder Field You’ll Ever Encounter”

Tuesday, April 20. 11.1 miles.  Morning sunrise was spectacular, as expected. There was a bit of haze though that Jack thought was smoke or smog. I didn't smell any smoke and figured it was just morning haze.  Either way, we packed up slowly and hiked across the valley/plateau we were in. Pretty easy miles of … Continue reading Hayduke Day 41: “The Most Tedious Boulder Field You’ll Ever Encounter”

Hayduke Day 40: The Dreaded Saddle Canyon (Spoiler: It’s Not That Bad)

Monday, April 19. 9.7 miles.  Saddle Canyon, the most arduous and difficult section of the Hayduke Trail. I've read so many journals that talk about how hard and slow this section is and I've been anxious about it for weeks. I even tried to talk to the ranger a few days about finding a bypass … Continue reading Hayduke Day 40: The Dreaded Saddle Canyon (Spoiler: It’s Not That Bad)