Now you know... It's a special place.
Looking forward to your trip report!Upper Muley Twist trail in Capitol Reef NP Friday. Wow, will do a report later @Perry . That's a must-do hike.
After trailhead, the trail is in the wash, just before counter clockwise scramble to the white rim
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Trail up on the white rim. Spectacular views with snow on the Henry mountains, Buffalo "driven down by the snow" is the rumor now....
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We had just "scrambled down" from the white rim (with surreal views over the Waterpocket fold, Notom-Bullfrog rd and the Henry mountains with snow on). So we were past the halfway point and we encountered some awesome looking red slick rock and slot canyon looking walls. "Cool, the rest of the trail is an easy walkout through the wash and the canyon" I thought, but nope..... I forgot... Something about " a bypass route over the slot canyon". More scrambling and searching for cairns for maybe 3/4 - 1 mile before we hit the wash with the remaining 4 miles to the "high clearance, 4W drive trailhead. We initially totally missed the cairns for the bypass of the slot canyon and it was 3pm.
Here is Rick on the bypass trail
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up on the bypass trail : Cairns bottom left, the trail back to the Upper Muley Twist trailhead is on the left.
A giant boulder to the right is over or next to the slot canyon.
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Cool stuff to watch on the bypass trail
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Rick on the trail - in the wash- walking back to trailhead
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@Perry : It's an understatement to say that was a Spectacular hike. I took 300 plus photos, Rick probably took more...
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