Day 3 Hayduke – Snow, Water Issues, Wind, and Teamwork

Happy we took the detour - Back on track
Happy we took the detour – Back on track

A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on a detour.

March 22
4 WD road to Trail Canyon Trail, Trail Canyon Trail to Dark Canyon – 20.3 miles

We camped tonight in Dark Canyon just in time before it started snowing. OH ya. It is cold and I am SO thankful for my tent, warm dinner, and cozy sleeping bag.

I just love hiking with Bubs and Drop n’ Roll. They are quick to make good decisions, but take the time to plan ahead. They often look at the very simplest, disgusting, or hardest of things and literally bubble with the delight and joy of a child, always focusing on the positive.

Crazy right?

But true.

Our detour today was God sent. Today I was filled with the sheer pleasure of just walking. It is why I came.

Big day tomorrow going through the length of Dark Canyon with mostly all cross-country miles.

This canyon has been on my bucket list for years.

Quick morning light before heading up in elevation
Quick morning light before heading up in elevation
Road with a view
Road with a view
Snowy dirt road walk
Snowy dirt road walk
Getting water from snow melt, cow pie puddle and happy about it!
Getting water from snow melt, cow pie puddle and happy about it!
Oh ya post-holing
Oh ya… post-holing
Awesome, open views
Awesome, open views
More views north
More views north
Trail Canyon Trailhead - The trail descends down, down, then dumps into Dark Canyon
Trail Canyon Trailhead – The trail descends down, down, then dumps into Dark Canyon
Entering Dark Canyon Wilderness
Entering Dark Canyon Wilderness

 

Fun trail to descend
Fun trail to descend
View going down
View going down
Walking in and out of sandy washes in Dark Canyon
Walking in and out of sandy washes in Dark Canyon
Looking for camp before incoming snow hit
Looking for camp before incoming snow hit

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Great views.

    The first photo says it all. You just can’t disguise trail happiness!

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