and the Great Basin National Park. We went to the same trail about the same time last
year...this is just a good early season backpacking trip that's not to far from Salt Lake. We
didn't see as many signs of wildlife this year, but there was still some snow and lots of
mud...and, of course, HUGE piles of wild horse crap. We wanted to hike up to Little Horse
Heaven, but the snow and mud were just too bad after about 3 miles in, so we ended up
camping in the same meadow we camped in last year. The most interesting part of this trip
was the waterway in the canyon. There was no water in it last year or this year, but it was
evident that a pretty massive flood had gone through the canyon since we had last been there.
Several places in the canyon looked completely different from the way they looked last year.
There were huge washouts, with bushes ripped up and gravel bars all over the place. We
could see water lines in places that were over five feet above the ground. It was really cool to
think about the destruction that had flooded through the canyon. As always, this is a nice early
season hike...and maybe someday we'll make it up to Little Horse Heaven.