Trail Pictures

Henry Mountains

Little Rockies

Henry Mountains

Tracy @ Swett Canyon

Swett Canyon

Slickrock

Swett Canyon

Swett Canyon

Tracy @ White Canyon

Tracy @ White Canyon

Me @ White Canyon

Me @ White Canyon

Me @ White Canyon

White Canyon

White Canyon

White Canyon

Lake Powell without the

lake

Lake Powell without the

lake

Lake Powell without the

lake

Lake Powell

Swett Canyon

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The weekend of 15 Feb 08, Tracy and I headed south.  I was fed up with snow and I wanted to

see some bare ground.  We first tried to get to the Hans Flat area of Canyonlands National

Park to see if we could get to the back side of Robber's Roost without having to cross the Dirty

Devil River.  But the road ended up getting too snow covered and too muddy, so I decided not

to chance it...that's just not an area where you want to get stuck.  So then we headed to

Bullfrog Marina on Lake Powell in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.  Ahh...no

snow...warm weather...sun...clear, blue lake...ahhh...  The place was completely deserted, and

we just spent some time having lunch on the shore.  Then we headed out and hiked for several

miles down Swett Canyon (Google Map).  This entire area around Hwy 276 is really pretty, with

lots of slickrock and nice canyons.  Swett Canyon was no exception.  We had the place to

ourselves, and it was just a nice canyon hike.  We didn't make it all the way to the lake, so I'd

like to go back here.  We then camped near Hite, and got up on Sunday and explored the

slickrock and area around White Canyon (Google Map).  I really liked this are, too.  White

Canyon runs along the highway, but it's really, really deep in places, and we were out exploring

for over two hours, and didn't see a single car pass on this very remote road.  We went down

to the mouth of the canyon near the lake and hiked up about 3/4 of a mile, but we ran into

deep water and had to turn around.  We just bought wet suits, though, and I really want to go

back here to explore some more.  I also hiked along the canyon back towards the lake, and I'm

still amazed at how low the water really is.  I went about a mile and a half past where the GPS

said the lake water stopped, and I never did find the lake.  But it was such a nice day to be out

that I was happy, nonetheless!  I've definitely decided that this stretch of Utah between

Hanksville and Blanding is my favorite part of southern Utah.  It's so incredibly remote and

pretty that it just can't be beat.  I'm definitely going to spend more time down there.