March 31, 2010
Circumambulation of Fishtail Mesa (Day 2 of 2)
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Today's route stats:Distance: 6.5 miles Elevation Gain: 1000 feet Elevation Loss: 1700 feet
were up early again this morning. The character of the
Esplanade was different now, more sandstone and rock towers,
less shale, and fewer gullies. And much prettier.
There spectacular views looking down into Fishtail Canyon.
It took us about 4 hours to reach the top of the saddle.
We climbed the talus slope immediately to the right of the
saddle. I had heard of possible remnants of
constructed trail, but I think what we found were only very
well-established game trails. But they helped
|Esplanade Below Fishtail Mesa.||Fishtail Saddle.||Esplanade and Fishtail Canyon and Mesa.|