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No Butt
State: AZ
Country: US
Begins: Mar 10, 2019
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Thu, Jun 6th, 2019
Start: Winter Road
End: Utah state line campground
Daily Distance: 11
Trip Distance: 756.7

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 146
Journal Visits: 5,133
Guestbook Views: 56
Guestbook Entrys: 7

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Finish LIne

Day 56

Another early start to take advantage of cooler morning temps. Neither of us slept well so it seemed slow go as we went up and down small hills. We detoured a short distance off trail to find a water source we had never been to that was close to Winter Rd. We followed a cow path to a sagebrush meadow, then crossed the meadow until we saw the water source. It has a very large collection area of black material. We didn't go all the way to the source, which is supposed to be a section of pipe that one can open to get water. After all the precipitation this winter, it must have a ton of water.


The trail mainly stayed high on the plateau in juniper and pinyon pine forest. Perfume from cliff rose scented the trail the entire way. Thick grasses were in the low lying areas. There were some flowers as well.





The morning warmed and we were glad for the early start. We started to see a set of bootprints, but didn't meet the hiker (Fenway) until the monument at the border. There is a long descent on many switchbacks to reach House Rock Valley. There are beautiful views of Coyote Buttes and the Buckskin/Paria area. At the bottom, we crossed a sagebrush meadow and climbed the last hill of the trail (yes, the trail gods put a hill in the last quarter mile!). A quick drop on sweet trail to the campground and we were FINISHED!


Off to town to get some rewards!

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