Day 5 Hayduke – Best Road Walk Ever 

Crossing the Colorado River
Crossing the Colorado River

 

All of the things.
~Drop n’ Roll and Bubbles

March 24
Up up the Sundance Trail, then dirt roads all the way to camp (a few miles off of Hwy 95) – 20.6 miles

Easy fast walking, cool wind blowing, sun shining, music playing, views to last a lifetime, and life is good.

That is pretty much is what today was…with a huge bonus of a food and fresh, clean water cache that DnR and Bubbs stowed before this hike. It was waiting for us after crossing the Colorado River on Highway 95.

After warnings from Drop n’ Roll about tomorrow’s all cross-country, long and sure to be rigorous and super dangerous terrain, I hope I will be prepared and not the weakest link. I also have been forewarned about no cutting the rope or cutting my arm off from far too many well-intentioned people.

Sunrise over Dark Canyon from Sundance Trail
Sunrise over Dark Canyon from Sundance Trail
View down to Dark Canyon from Sundance Trail - looks like the Grand Canyon
View down to Dark Canyon from Sundance Trail – looks like the Grand Canyon
Sundance Trail - up 1200'
Sundance Trail – up 1200′

 

View from the top of Sundance Trail
View from the top of Sundance Trail
Snowy Henry Mountains view
Snowy Henry Mountains view
Who wouldn't want to walk this road?
Who wouldn’t want to walk this road?
Cow sighting
Cow sighting
One glorious view after another
One glorious view after another
Colorado River
Colorado River
Oh ya...2 days of food and water cache
Oh ya…2 days of food and water cache
Sorting out the cache - nice organization
Sorting out the cache – nice organization
Drop n' Roll carrying up water on class 3 climb to upper dirt road - the Hayduke
Drop n’ Roll carrying up water on class 3 climb to upper dirt road – the Hayduke

 

Bubbs carrying extra water hobo style
Bubbs carrying extra water hobo style
Sunset over tonight's camp
Sunset over tonight’s camp

6 Comments

  1. very nice photos, beautiful. snakes?

  2. Stunning 🙂

  3. What’s it say on the water? “please don’t take my water?” Your photography and the scenery are spectacular! The closest this southeasterner has come (so far) is Big Bend in west Texas, where I fell in love with the desert. Hope to head further west in the next year or two. Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Christy "Rockin'" Rosander

      Great question. Yes, written on the outside of the water bottles and food cache bucket is estimated time of arrival, do not remove – hiker cache. I have heard great things about Big Bend. I would love to go there one day. Thank you for your comment.

  4. Awesome camp. Look at that blue tent! Great pics and views.

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