If you are confident in your route-finding ability and can accept the real possibility of never being heard from again, follow your compass north-northwest, then north, then northwest across the Red Benches.
~from The Hayduke Trail guidebook about this section
Up a class 4 chute, up over and yonder on an old Chinese route long gone, down Fiddler Cove Canyon, and up the Dirty Devil River through brush, mud, sand, and fording the cold river many times – 20.8 miles
It was the kind of day that the last hour or 2 of hiking, you are bound determined to get to a destination no matter what. Out of it, thankful and hungry you stumble into camp with high winds and blowing sand as your buddies. In the end, all that is remembered after downing a good meal and slipping into a warm sleeping bag is, “I am alive and wouldn’t trade this day for anything.”