“ May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view“- Edward Abbey
And let me tell you, our trails this past weekend we’re just that! We were alone, we were pushed, we were tired, we were entertained, we were in awe. Capitol Reef and the WhitePocket Waterfold have NO shortage of wild trails. This one, Headquarters Canyon, is a short 2.5 miles out and back. It begins with a quick stretch across sagebrush desert floor and then a cool climb down and up a wash. It meanders through a variety of rocks, boulders, and into a short slot canyon. We made it up and up and up scrambling over obstacles until it came to a dead end - where we stopped for lunch before heading back. It’d be a good hike any time of year because of the shade of the canyon walls. Look at my stories for all the different parts of this fun hike!