Hayduke #4: Hole-in-the-Rock Road to Tropic

  • Date:
    2017/04/21 to 2017/04/27
    Car-to-car:
    7 days
    Round-trip distance:
    140 miles
    Trip type:
    thru-hike
    USGS quad:
    Calico Peak
    In:
    Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
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  • Day 24: to Monday Canyon

  • We hitched a ride from Escalante with Coogan and her people
    We hitched a ride from Escalante with Coogan and her people
  • Monday Canyon
    Monday Canyon
  • Camp in Monday Canyon
    Camp in Monday Canyon
  • Day 25: to Upper Navaho Canyon

  • Crossing into Navajo Canyon
    Crossing into Navajo Canyon
  • Navajo Canyon narrows
    Navajo Canyon narrows
  • Camp at the joining of Navajo Canyon and Surprise Valley
    Camp at the joining of Navajo Canyon and Surprise Valley
  • Day 26: to the mouth of Paradise Canyon

  • Reese Canyon
    Reese Canyon
  • Cowboy ruin where Reese Canyon and Last Chance Creek meet.
    Cowboy ruin where Reese Canyon and Last Chance Creek meet.
  • Last Chance Creek
    Last Chance Creek
  • Last Chance Creek
    Last Chance Creek
  • Cow-approved camp at the mouth of Paradise Canyon
    Cow-approved camp at the mouth of Paradise Canyon
  • Day 27: to Cottonwood Tank

  • Paradise Canyon
    Paradise Canyon
  • The Cockscomb from Four Mile Bench Road
    The Cockscomb from Four Mile Bench Road
  • We chanced upon a geology lecture
    We chanced upon a geology lecture
  • Petrified root wad in the cliff wall
    Petrified root wad in the cliff wall
  • Camp near Cottonwood Tank
    Camp near Cottonwood Tank
  • Day 28: to Hackberry Canyon

  • Butler Valley cache
    Butler Valley cache
  • Surprise meeting with Pepperflake!
    Surprise meeting with Pepperflake!
  • The scramble into Round Valley Narrows
    The scramble into Round Valley Narrows
  • Round Valley Narrows
    Round Valley Narrows
  • Hackberry Canyon
    Hackberry Canyon
  • Hackberry Canyon
    Hackberry Canyon
  • Hackberry Canyon
    Hackberry Canyon
  • Camp in Hackberry Canyon
    Camp in Hackberry Canyon
  • Day 29: to Paria River

  • Hackberry Canyon
    Hackberry Canyon
  • Hackberry Canyon
    Hackberry Canyon
  • Yellow Rock
    Yellow Rock
  • On Yellow Rock
    On Yellow Rock
  • Hackberry Canyon from the summit of Yellow Rock
    Hackberry Canyon from the summit of Yellow Rock
  • Paria River
    Paria River
  • Calico Peak over the Paria River
    Calico Peak over the Paria River
  • Paria River
    Paria River
  • Camp by the Paria River
    Camp by the Paria River
  • Day 30: to Tropic

  • Paria River
    Paria River
  • Desert varnish
    Desert varnish
  • Sheep Creek
    Sheep Creek
  • Petroglyph near the mouth of Willis Creek
    Petroglyph near the mouth of Willis Creek
  • Highway 12
    Highway 12
  • Day 31: Zero day in Tropic

  • Our camp in Tropic
    Our camp in Tropic

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