November 4, 2017
Sowats Canyon Overlook to Jumpup-Nail Trailhead
Today's route stats:Distance: 3.5 miles Elevation Gain: 2000 feet Elevation Loss: 100 feet
Bert and Mark had to get going early because they had a plane to catch in Las Vegas later today. I am always slow hiking out, so they took off without me. I told them I would text them when I got out. I hung around camp a bit, drinking another cup of coffee.
The weather had turned colder and I was concerned that I would have trouble controlling my temperature while hiking out. You heat up as you exert yourself hiking uphill, then sweat, and then often get chilled. I hiked slowly without working up much of a sweat.
Near the top I ran into a group of backpackers from Flagstaff. Usually I don't see anyone hiking in this area, so this trip was very unusual. Seems like this area is getting more popular -- probably because of the wonderful scenery and the fact that you don't need a permit from the NPS, which can sometimes be hard to get. Only my car and a van from NAU were parked at the trailhead.
I drove back to Kanab where I had lunch, then continued on to Page where I had hotel reservations. The next day I headed back to New Mexico.
|Hiking Out to Jumpup-Nail (Sowats) Trailhead. Kwagunt Hollow.||View From the Trail.|