This is one of the most demanding trails I have ever seen…and I have been on some wild ones over the years across the American west. A steep descent on rocky trails in direct sun. Demanding. It took us about 6 hours to get down and a little longer to come out. I have walked it before (down and up in one day- not recommended), but this time I rode a horse.
At the bottom, we spent the night at the little camping area established by Gary Ziegler and Amy Finger of Adventure Specialists years ago. My first order of business was to take a plung is the icey water and bask on the little beach.
This photo is courtesy of the fine travel photographer, Eric Mohl. Eric and his wife, writer Karen Catchpole of Trans Americas Journey were my companions on this wild descent.