SWH – Stage 11 – Magdalena to Albuquerque (GET)

Distance:  158 miles (254.3 km) Start:  Magdalena, NM Finish:  Albuquerque, NM Time:  5 days (April 25 to 29, 2012) Daily Average:  31.6 miles (50.8 km) Total Distance:  1,782 miles (2,867.2 km) Highlights: San Lorenzo Canyon: Picturesque, colourful, sandstone canyon, dotted with … Continue reading

SWH – Stage 10 – Gila to Magdalena (GET)

Distance:  180 miles (290 km) Start:  Gila Hot Springs, NM Finish:  Magdalena, NM Time:  6 days (April 19 to 24, 2012) Daily Average: 30 miles (48.3 km) Total Distance:  1,624 miles (2,613 km) Highlights: Lightfeather Hot Springs: Beautiful riverside pools just … Continue reading

SWH – Stage 9 – Safford to Gila (GET)

Distance:  167 miles (268.8 km) Start:  Safford, AZ Finish:  Gila Hot Springs, NM Time:  6 days (April 13 to 18, 2012) Daily Average:  27.8 miles (44.7 km) Total Distance:  1,444 miles (2,323.4 km) Highlights: “Tunnel”/Eagle Creek Hot Springs: Located about … Continue reading

SWH – Stage 8 – Superior to Safford (GET)

Distance:  161 miles (259.1 km) Start:  Superior, AZ Finish:  Safford, AZ Time:  6 days (April 7 to 12, 2012) Daily Average:  26.8 miles (43.1 km) Total Distance:  1277 miles (2054.7 km) Highlights: Aravaipa Canyon: An oasis of willows and alders, … Continue reading

SWH – Stage 7 – Pine to Superior (AZT/GET)

Distance:  165 miles (265.5 km) Start:  Pine, AZ Finish:  Superior, AZ Time:  6 days (April 1 to 6, 2012) Daily Average:  27.5 miles (44.2 km) Total Distance:  1116 miles (1795.6 km) Highlights: Mazatzal Mountains: Despite some burnt out stretches, I loved … Continue reading

SWH – Stage 6 – South Rim to Pine (AZT)

Distance:  258 miles (415.1 km) Start:  South Rim, Grand Canyon, AZ Finish:  Pine, AZ Time:  10 days (March 22-31, 2012) Daily Average:  25.8 miles (41.5 km) Total Distance:  951 miles (1530.2 km) Highlights: South Rim:  Couldn’t resist putting in a few … Continue reading

SWH – Stage 5 – Jacob’s Lake to South Rim

  Distance:  102 miles (164.2 km) Start:  Highway 89A, AZ Finish:  South Rim, Grand Canyon, AZ Time: 4 days (March 18-21, 2012) Daily Average: 25.5 miles (41 km) Total Distance:  693 miles (1,115 km) Highlights: Nankoweap Trail: Wow. Entering the … Continue reading

SWH – Stage 4 – Tropic to Jacob’s Lake

Distance:  107 miles (172.2 km) Start:  Tropic, UT Finish:  Jacob’s Lake, AZ Time:  4 days (March 14-17, 2012) Daily Average: 26.8 miles (43 km) Total Distance:  591 miles (950.1 km) Highlights: Bryce Canyon Amphitheatre: Road accessible and very often crowded, … Continue reading

SWH – Part 3 – Escalante to Tropic

Distance:  98 miles (157.7 km) Start:  Escalante, UT Finish:  Tropic, UT Time:  5 days (Mar.9-13, 2012……..including a rest day in Escalante) Daily Average:  19.6 miles (31.5 km) Total Distance:  484 miles (778.8 km) Highlights:  Round Valley Narrows: An incredible 1.5 mile … Continue reading

SWH – Part 2 – Hite Marina to Escalante

Distance:  188 miles (303 km) approx. Start: Hite Marina, UT Finish:  Escalante, UT Time:  7 days ( March 2-8, 2012) Daily Average: 26.9 miles (43.2 km) Total Distance:  386 miles (621.1 km) Highlights: Silver Falls Canyon: We hiked a good … Continue reading

SWH – Part 1 – Arches NP to Hite Marina

Distance:  198 miles (318.6 km) Start:  Tower Arch, Arches National Park, UT Finish:  Hite Marina, UT Time:  7 days (2/24/2012 to 3/1/2012) Daily Average:  28.3 miles (45.5 km) Highlights: Arches National Park:  The Hayduke Trail bypasses most of the natural … Continue reading