Trail Pictures

Slickrock

Slickrock

Tracy on Slickrock

Slickrock

Slickrock

Flower

Flower

Tracy posing

Flowers

Flower

Flower

Flowers

Flowers

Flowers

Flowers

Arch

Flowers

Flowers

Hurricane Wash

Big Walls

Slickrock

Sunset on the Slickrock

Into Escalante

Slickrock

Slickrock

Our Camp

Slot

Sunrise on the

Slickrock

Jackrabbit

Jackrabbit

Jackrabbit

Escalante National Monument

        Utah Area Trails Causey Sep 2013 Leidy Peak/Lakeshore Little East Fork Blacks Fork Brown Duck Basin Robber's Roost May 13 Coyote Gulch 2013 Happy Canyon Robber's Roost Mar 13 Comet Needles Feb 2013 Colton Cabin Moab Bill Moonshine Wash Uintas Fall 2012 McCoy Park 2012 Spider Lake Popo Agie Tosi Creek West Fork Blacks Fork East Fork Bear River Camp East Fork Bear River Center Park Uinta River Moab and San Rafael Swell Dirty Devil with James West Desert San Rafael Desert S. Utah with Cory Lake Powell 2011 The Needles The Maze E Fork Burnt Fork Leidy Peak Burnt Fork Granite Highline Causey May 11 Green River Buck Canyon Antelope Apr 11 Smith Fork Grizzly Ridge Yurt Moab Arches Bear River Moab Flight Snowbasin Art Nord Moab Rim Zion Dry Fork Naturalist Basin Timpanogos Cave Meteor Shower Yellowstone Creek McCoy Park Ostler Creek Granddaddy Causey Southern Utah Coyote Gulch White Canyon - Moqui Canyon Tetons - Cabin Southern Utah Wildhorse Canyon Snowbasin Great Salt Lake Snowbasin Robber's Roost Deep Creeks Farmington Canyon Nine Mile Canyon Fish Lake - McCoy Park Harris Wash Antelope Island Moab Southern Utah Log Hollow Moab Lake Powell Wasatch Buckskin Gulch Deseret Peak Pine Valley Logan Canyon Causey Reservoir China Meadows Haystack Lake Cow Park Highline Grandaddy Lakes Amethyst Basin Uintas Cat Canyon Southern Utah Southern Utah Glen Canyon Swett Canyon Antelope Island Uintas - Yurt Pebble Creek Robbers Roost Antelope/ Lost Creek N Fork Provo River Capitol Reef Pine Valley Wilderness Uintas Stillwater Reservoir Grandaddy Mountain Logan Canyon Canyonlands Arches Twin Lakes Kabell Lake Amethyst Basin South Cedar Ridge Canyon Hurricane Wash Middle Fork of the Ogden River Moab Cat Canyon Crack Canyon Causey Reservoir St George Log Hollow Canyonlands Steam Mill Canyon Row Bench Rubies Highline Causey Reservoir Flat Tops Grand Daddy Lake Antelope Island White Pine Lake Brown Duck Flaming Gorge Snowbasin Swasey Lakes Spooky Gulch White Rock Bay Grand Gulch Cat Canyon Moon Lake Antelope Island Antelope Island Long Park Grand Daddy Lake Hades Pass Tom's Canyon Just arrived

The weekend of 27 Apr 07, Tracy and I backpacked Hurricane Wash (Google Map) in

Escalante National Monument.  This was a really cool hike.  The first couple of miles of the hike

started in open desert, and we had to take it really slow in the heat.  We didn't hit the trail until

about 11 am (thanks to yet ANOTHER flat tire on a dirt road 30 miles from the closest paved

road), and the 80 degree day was awfully hot in the open desert.  When we got into the canyon

we took a break in the shade of a cliff, and then continued on to Coyote Gulch.  The best

campsite we found was where we rested about 2 miles in just past a short slot section, so we

backtracked and camped there for the night.  I wanted to camp there because it was next to

some nice slickrock, and there was a bright moon, and I wanted to enjoy it from the slickrock.

We climbed up around dusk, watch the sun set and the moon rise...it was really nice.  Then

Tracy panicked when she had to climb down the steep slickrock in the dark, but she survived.

There were some nice canyon sections, lots of water, some really pretty desert flowers, and it

wasn't too crowded.  This was our first desert backpacking trip since we got to Utah, and we

really enjoyed it.  It was already pretty hot, though, and we were rationing water toward the end

of the hike.  I think late April is probably the latest you can comfortably backpack in the open

desert.  But we may check it out more in the winter...even though it gets really cold in the

winter.  I love slickrock, and I enjoyed finding all the different desert flowers.