The Barracks is a great canyon just outside Zion National Park’s east boundary. Hikers wishing to travel the length of the canyon must get past one obstacle in between the Poverty Wash and Misery Canyon tributaries. At this spot a rockfall has created a constriction in the canyon resulting in … Continue reading
The official route of the Hayduke Trail climbs out of The Barracks via a very steep gully just downstream from the Misery Canyon tributary. IMHO… this is not the best way. Many others likely agree as this gem of a canyon has been frequented for years by adventurers making use … Continue reading
Coyote Bridge approx 14 Miles one-way Coyote Gulch is THE classic Escalante canyon and deservedly so probably the most popular. A year-round stream flowing down through an entrenched canyon cascading over multiple waterfalls makes it a main draw in warmer months. Multiple impressive natural spans, evidence of a previous civilization … Continue reading
This interesting toadstool/hoodoo/balanced rock lives in a remote section of desert below Tarantula Mesa west of the Henry Mountains and east of Capitol Reef National Park. As far as I know the rock formation doesn’t have an official name, thus I’ve referred to it by its location near upper Muley … Continue reading
The video from my 20-day, 320-mile trek from Zion to Capitol Reef from earlier this spring. If you prefer to just see the highlights, there’s also the up-tempo short version with music (7+ minutes). And, If you haven’t already, check out the full trip report.