Trail Pictures

When will it fall?

Trachyte Creek

Trachyte Creek

Trachyte Creek

Trail Canyon

Trail Canyon

Trail Canyon

Halls Creek

Waterpocket Fold

Waterpocket Fold

My truck @ Halls Creek

Leprechaun Canyon

Leprechaun Canyon

Leprechaun Canyon

Leprechaun Canyon

The top of the canyon

The top

Tracy @ Leprechaun

Canyon

When will it fall?

When will it fall?

Trail Canyon/Leprechaun Canyon

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The weekend of 28 Mar 08, Tracy and I headed down to Bullfrog Marina on Lake Powell to do

some kayaking.  Now, we could have rented two sea kayaks at REI in Salt Lake, but I figured it

would be easier to rent them at the marina so we wouldn't have to drive 6 hours with them on

top of the truck.  Remember that: six hour drive from Salt Lake to Bullfrog.  Well, we called and

asked if they had two sea kayaks.  They said yes.  We asked if they had two hatches in them

for gear to ensure they were actually sea kayaks.  They assured us they did.  Then we said,

"Now, they're not sit-on-tops, are they?"   They assured us they were not sit-on-tops.  So we

were happy and we rented to kayaks for the weekend.  Then we drove the 6 hours down there,

and went to get the kayaks.  The lady showed us two nice sit-on-tops.  She said that was all

she had, and they would have never told us they had sea kayaks.  Well, you can't take

overnight gear on 35 degree nights in a sit-on-top on Lake Powell, so our kayaking plans were

busted.  No big deal...I've decided this area around Robber's Roost needs more exploration,

so we headed out.  We drove around some, and then we hiked Trail Canyon (Google Map)

down to Trachyte Creek, and then up to Maidenwater Canyon.  We turned around at

Maidenwater, but the hike was really nice.  We've done two canyons (Swett and Trail) off of

Hwy 276, though, and they were both really rocky, and tough to hike on.  They were pretty,

though, and we didn't see anyone at either canyon...that was nice.  After leaving Trail, we

checked into a hotel in Ticaboo that turned out to be pretty nice, because I was starting to get

a bad sore throat.  We then drove up the Burr Trail Road towards Capitol Reef.  We found

some outstanding views of the Waterpocket Fold at the Halls Creek Trail.  We definitely want to

come hike back here...it was very remote and pretty.

The next day we headed up to Hwy 95 to check out some canyons we had seen heading out of

the North Wash Canyon.  We went to Leprechaun Canyon (Google Map), and had a great

time.  This was one of my favorite canyons I have found up to this point.  It wasn't very long,

which was its only drawback, but it had some tall, narrow sections with a very skinny slot that

was only a few inches wide at the top, but wide enough to walk through at the bottom...very

cool.  It felt like a cave in a few places.  There were several other canyons heading out of North

Wash Canyon, and with all the slickrock around this area, we definitely want to check it out

some more.  So we found two areas we want to hike more...we'll never hike everything in this

state!  But despite the bust on kayaking, we had a great trip.  I did develop a cold, but no big

deal.