Hayduke #3: Poison Spring to the Hole-in-the-Rock Road

  • Date:
    2017/04/12 to 2017/04/18
    Car-to-car:
    10 days
    Round-trip distance:
    113 miles
    Trip type:
    thru-hike
    USGS quad:
    Garfield
    In:
    Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Captiol Reef National Park
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  • Day 15: to the foot of the Henry Mountains

  • Camp on the east side of Mount Ellen's south summit
    Camp on the east side of Mount Ellen's south summit
  • Day 16: over the Henry Mountains to Tarantula Mesa

  • Mount Ellen
    Mount Ellen
  • Windy!
  • A sunny refuge from the wind on the summit of Mount Ellen South
    A sunny refuge from the wind on the summit of Mount Ellen South
  • Mount Ellen and Mount Ellen South
    Mount Ellen and Mount Ellen South
  • The Henry Mountains in the distance
    The Henry Mountains in the distance
  • Camp on Tarantula Mesa
    Camp on Tarantula Mesa
  • Day 17: to Swap Canyon

  • Breakfast on the rim of Muley Creek Canyon
    Breakfast on the rim of Muley Creek Canyon
  • Muley Creek Canyon
    Muley Creek Canyon
  • Indian Paintbrush
    Indian Paintbrush
  • Bison!
    Bison!
  • Scary water
    Scary water
  • There was nothing alive in the water or growing on its banks.  Perhaps because it was so hammered by the cattle.  We took some and hoped we wouldn't need it.
    There was nothing alive in the water or growing on its banks. Perhaps because it was so hammered by the cattle. We took some and hoped we wouldn't need it.
  • Swap Canyon
    Swap Canyon
  • Day 18: to Muley Tanks (Hall Canyon)

  • The Waterpocket Fold
    The Waterpocket Fold
  • Burr Canyon
    Burr Canyon
  • Lower Muley Twist
    Lower Muley Twist
  • Amazing hanging juniper!
    Amazing hanging juniper!
  • Amphitheater in Lower Muley Twist
    Amphitheater in Lower Muley Twist
  • Point 4,900' from Muley Tanks
    Point 4,900' from Muley Tanks
  • Muley Tanks camp
    Muley Tanks camp
  • Day 19: to Millers Creek (Hall Canyon)

  • Waterpocket Fold from Halls Creek
    Waterpocket Fold from Halls Creek
  • Amphitheater in Halls Creek Narrows
    Amphitheater in Halls Creek Narrows
  • Halls Creek Narrows
    Halls Creek Narrows
  • Camp near Millers Creek
    Camp near Millers Creek
  • Day 20: to Stevens Canyon

  • Poison ivy
    Poison ivy
  • Hiking up Waterpocket Fold
    Hiking up Waterpocket Fold
  • Upper Stevens Canyon
    Upper Stevens Canyon
  • Stevens Canyon
    Stevens Canyon
  • Stevens Canyon
    Stevens Canyon
  • Day 21: to Escalante (Hole-in-the-Rock Road)

  • Stevens Natural Arch over the Escalante River
    Stevens Natural Arch over the Escalante River
  • Coyote Natural Bridge
    Coyote Natural Bridge
  • Coyote Gulch
    Coyote Gulch
  • Hurricane Wash
    Hurricane Wash

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