Map Miles: Today: 8.6/ Total: 850.6GPS Miles: Today: 7.3/ Total: 897.2
Today’s Miles Sponsored By: Anonymous & Maybe you! Donate Today!!
I was up pretty much all night with the wind and the sand. I could not be happy enough to leave that campsite behind.
I don’t know if today can accurately be described as a near-o ( a near zero day) as I hiked 8.5 miles in 7 hours, but I was done by 1pm and so that was amazing.
After not getting my short day yesterday I figured I had one more shot at it today. I may not be on the Colorado, but Showerbath Springs worked just as well.
Kanab Creek flows through a high walled narrow canyon. The kind filled with lots of boulders to scramble up and jump over when you’re not splashing through the creek. A few sections had some lovely hanging gardens with flowers growing right out of the wall which helped bring a smile to my lips.
Some spots had ledges to traverse on but they were few and far between.
Mostly it was just a tedious climb over and around and down the boulders, just like yesterday except with slippery wet muddy feet. But it was nice to see fish in the creek!
I had already planned on stopping at Showerbath and I was happy for the decision as my feet just need a break from boulders. Located at a small bend in the creek, The spring drips down from the rock overhang through a mass of flowers and ferns directly into the flowing creek pool. It’s one of the neatest springs I’ve seen.
With so much day left I took advantage of the time to just relax on trail and listen to the spring drip and the creek flow.
Lunch came first, then reading:
And taking silly photos in the spring:
A few clouds blew in some 100 drop sprinkles so I set up my tent before bed but other then that it’s been such a fantastically restful and relaxing afternoon. I should really try to do this more offen.