Hayduke #8: Arizona Strip to Zion

  • Date:
    2017/05/23 to 2017/05/26
    Car-to-car:
    4 days
    Round-trip distance:
    61 miles
    Trip type:
    thru-hike
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  • Day 56: Yellowstone Spring to the mouth of Squirrel Creek

  • The Arizona Strip
    The Arizona Strip
  • Highway 389 with Colorado City in the distance
    Highway 389 with Colorado City in the distance
  • The sign says: "APPLE DUMPLING U.F.O. DOCKING AND TELEPORTATION CENTER"
    The sign says: "APPLE DUMPLING U.F.O. DOCKING AND TELEPORTATION CENTER"
  • We sorted our resupply at Cottonwood Park in Colorado City
    We sorted our resupply at Cottonwood Park in Colorado City
  • Short Creek
    Short Creek
  • Camp near the mouth of Squirrel Creek
    Camp near the mouth of Squirrel Creek
  • Day 57: to East Fork Virgin River

  • These guys were a little lost, driving down an ATV trail in a designated wilderness area.  I thought they would be hopelessly stuck, but I learned via text message that they eventually managed to turn around and drive out on their own.
    These guys were a little lost, driving down an ATV trail in a designated wilderness area. I thought they would be hopelessly stuck, but I learned via text message that they eventually managed to turn around and drive out on their own.
  • Broad Hollow
    Broad Hollow
  • Lunch spot
    Lunch spot
  • Hot day!
    Hot day!
  • The moment I had been daydreaming of for hours.
    The moment I had been daydreaming of for hours.
  • Camp near the East Fork Virgin River
    Camp near the East Fork Virgin River
  • Day 58: to Stave Spring Trailhead

  • East Fork Virgin River
    East Fork Virgin River
  • East Fork Virgin River
    East Fork Virgin River
  • A side canyon
    A side canyon
  • East Fork Virgin River
    East Fork Virgin River
  • The deep spot!
    The deep spot!
  • East Fork Virgin River
    East Fork Virgin River
  • Our exit up out of the Virgin River. This is where I got the my worst case of poison ivy in my life.
    Our exit up out of the Virgin River. This is where I got the my worst case of poison ivy in my life.
  • White Cliffs
    White Cliffs
  • The south end of Checkerboard Mesa
    The south end of Checkerboard Mesa
  • Potholes near Highway 9
    Potholes near Highway 9
  • Our camp at Stave Spring trailhead
    Our camp at Stave Spring trailhead
  • Day 59: to Weeping Wall

  • Sixteen bighorn sheep
    Sixteen bighorn sheep
  • Fireweed
    Fireweed
  • Echo Canyon
    Echo Canyon
  • At the Hayduke's terminus -- the Weeping Wall!
    At the Hayduke's terminus -- the Weeping Wall!
  • Daybreaker and Laura met us at the end.  Thanks, both of you!
    Daybreaker and Laura met us at the end. Thanks, both of you!

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