Work Trip: Sprint-hiking in Southern Utah | Team Mammut

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Work Trip: Sprint-hiking in Southern Utah

I work full-time as a freelance writer/ author, and I recently landed another book contract on hiking in Utah. Though I've done many, many of Utah's hikes, I needed to take a research trip to gather GPS data and photos. So David and I packed the car (again) and headed back south from Montana. (Unfortunately, a lot of this - 1700 miles, in fact - was backtracking of recently driven roads... but I unfortunately found out about this project just a tad late.) 

Over five days of hiking, we covered 16 trails all over southern Utah - and because of the associated amount of driving, we ended up running a lot of this. 

We had set out to do 20 hikes on this trip, but I ended up coming down with some pretty undeniable pain in my right foot. And lest I wind up with stress fractures, we decided to play it safe and pull the plug a little early. After all, summer is right around the corner!

Below is a photo from each hike/ area:

ZION NATIONAL PARK
Gooseberry Mesa

 Angel's Landing

Emerald Pools Trail

Watchman Trail

Canyon Overlook Trail

RED CANYON
Losee Canyon (to Cassidy Trail) 

Arches Trail

BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK
Queen's Garden, Navajo Loop, Rim Trail

GRAND STAIRCASE-ESCALANTE NATIONAL MONUMENT
 Escalante River to Natural Bridge

Calf Creek Falls

CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK
Chimney Rock Loop (*trip favorite*)

Cassidy Arch Trail

Golden Throne Trail

Cohab Canyon

DEAD HORSE POINT STATE PARK
Rim Trial with Overlooks

ARCHES NATIONAL PARK
Delicate Arch Trail

FISHER TOWERS RECREATION AREA
Fisher Towers Trail

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