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Sheiks CanyonSoutheast, UT
Southeast, UT
Hiking14.70 Miles 1,875 AEG
Hiking14.70 Miles
1,875 ft AEG
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4 day camping trip with the family to a grand Gulch Cedar Mesa area. Got off Night shift Thursday drove home packed truck and took off. Stayed in Durango to break up the drive. The drive to Blanding is when things started getting weird. I started to get veils of floaters and my vision deteriorated to basically blind in my left eye. It never got worse than on the drive to Blanding. We also drove through 50 plus mph winds snow and sleet which were all un forecasted. Went to museum while trying to find an eye Dr. 1 in the county works M-TH. Went to emergency who referred me to clinic who referred back to emergency who then called eye Dr who met me at his clinic. Posterior vitreous detachment was diagnosis after pics and battery of tests. No retinal issues visible from pictures. May clear up or May require surgery shouldn’t be impacted by activity or camping see how it progresses and see Dr. When home was the recommendation as we were trying to decide wether to end the trip. Drove to Bullet Canyon with plan to camp there and shuttle to Sheik in am, but camp site we wanted was taken. Read there is nice campsite after Sheiks parking lot before trailhead down the rough road. Score! Even had a table made out of rocks. Set up camp discussed options decided to do Sheiks Bullet loop and me get the vehicle and save family 4 mile road walk after ~15 mile hike. We had planned on Monarch Cave after Museum. That was nixed to last day thanks to Dr. Visit. Got up relaxed for breakfast no improvement in left eye vision, but no deterioration. We started down sheiks. Beautiful day nice temps while family enjoyed it exploring canyon. Steep at the bottom. Green mask pretty dang small, but the kids enjoyed finding granaries and dwellings along the way. Pretty much had to hike up to every dwelling which means they are probably my kids! Haha! Anyway lo, Kyle the heartless would’ve enjoyed how many times I banged my left foot thanks to only one eye. Probably should’ve worn boots instead of VFF’s. We hiked up Bullet kids continued to visit every dwelling, but really liked perfect Kiva and jailhouse. We ran into several groups all backpacking. We were the only ones day hiking the loop. Got back and I ran to campsite and got vehicle to bring family back to camp. Fun Day despite adversity.
Side note spent all morning at appts. No Bueno actually have 5 retinal tears and am going in for surgery manana. Hoping for the best.
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