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Utah Spring 2019, UT
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Utah Spring 2019, UT 
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Backpack avatar May 11 2019
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Covered a fair amount of territory by foot and driving. Bucket list ticking down. Need to leave something for when I retire, I guess.
First stage-- about a 30 mile backpack; a little over two days along an old mining route, but it was an old route before that, with periodic petroglyphs of varying age and style. I timed it perfectly as only one reliable source of water about 15 miles in, but after the rain storm, the side drainages were running. I cowboy camped it under house size boulders with views, shade, silence and no one seen this trip. This area is quite stunning but access is depending on how bad do you want it. Best roads and areas have no signs and this is one of them. Some of the walk was on huge benches with thousands of sego lilies, larkspur, some cactii blooming, and the black eyed daises and some yucca. Just a wonderful and easy trek.

Second stage-- driving, and more driving. Stopped in at one of my happy places just out of Escalante, to the stream, waterfalls and big slickrock hiking. I got an early start saw one hiker upon my leaving, and startled her because I was coming in to the established trail in the middle of it because I did an off trail sort of loop. Did some strolling around in town, nice to see the Outfitters shop still there, Nemo's hamburger stand and stopped in at the fancy BLM building.

Third stage--- Drove down Hole in the Rock road and camped. The East side canyons here are pretty busy now but I had a place I wanted to go that isn't as popular as most, plus a storm was coming in. Saddled up next morning for a 20 mile overnighter. Camped in the massive could hold 20 greyhound buses alcove, and dayhiked to river. Kudos' to trail crews for working on ridding the drainage of the nasty Russian Olive trees. Beautiful canyon light with green cottonwoods, running water, colorful sandstone walls. The wind blew but in my alcove camp I was comfortable and protected from that and the rain. Did use the bivy for the bug issue, but that wasn't bad. Plenty of evidence of traffic, but once again I saw no one and was the only vehicle at the TH when I took off. However on the drive out saw 10 vehicles in just a few miles on the dirt road. Blasphemy!!

Fourth Stage-- made the big drive loop by Bryce canyon to Page home. Was going to take Cottonwood canyon road but it was raining, then sleeting, then snowing for part of the drive and I know better than to do that. Some still several feet thick snow banks in spots on Boulder Mtn.

Another great trip as usual.
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