Another Adventure?

HDT 2022 Day 0, March 31, Thursday
Start Albuquerque
End Salt Valley Road, 4.4 miles from the start of HDT
Miles walked:4

My new long hike is the Hayduke Trail, which winds through most of the National Parks in Utah, drops down to Arizona to cross the Grand Canyon 3 times, then returns back to Utah to finish at Zion.

Unlike my hike of the Grand Enchantment Trail, this trip does not connect many existing trails into a longer trail, but more often defines a route on a map, crossing a canyon here, following a canyon there. The route is mostly rather far away from trail towns, so many hikers elect to cache food. Here is the route I drove last week.

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San Lorenzo Canyon 2022

Fourteen volunteers from NMVFO and one BLM staffer returned to San Lorenzo for a one-day trail project, completing the rim trail route started last November, and adding another overlook loop, making one reroute, closing off user trail, and building cairns.

We also constructed a trail down to Little San Lorenzo, a slot canyon that is destined to become a favorite destination of local hikers.

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