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( June 13th, 1980 to August 5th, 1980 )

The route for Utah
passed through or near:
  • Enterprise
  • Zion Canyon Nt'l Park
  • Hatch
  • Bryce Canyon Nt'l Park
  • Escalante
  • Great Barrier Reef Nt'l Monument
  • Lake Powell
  • Monticello
  • Route information
Rich Warnick's interactive map of the Utah route:
HikaNation 1980 Backpack Route - Utah
HikaNation Utah ArcGIS Online "story map"


Jerry Evans was the Utah Coordinator for HikaNation and
Al Frost provided Pathfinder duties along the route in Utah, most
notably through Dark Canyon, the Blue Mountains, and the canyons
around Monticello.

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near zionApproaching Zion
June 17, 1980 -- Day 67

Zion Canyon National Park in the distance.


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zion valleyZion trailhead
June 19, 1980 -- Day 69

Preparing for a two-day trip through Zion (much too short a time there).


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zion valleyEastern end still "in" Zion
June 19, 1980 -- Day 69

I gave up counting how many times I took off my boots for the 20 or more stream crossings in Zion---finally I just left them on, and let them dry out at this night's campsite.


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leaving zionEastern end of Zion
June 20, 1980 -- Day 70

Up and out of Zion----the view looking back west, into Zion.


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leaving zionEastern end of Zion
June 20, 1980 -- Day 70




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aspensQuaking Aspens
June 20, 1980 -- Day 70




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sheepSheep herders
June 21, 1980 -- Day 71

This gang of sheep herders were not a friendly bunch----they thought we should all be working somewhere, instead of hiking the backcountry.


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aspen fieldAspen field
June 22, 1980 -- Day 72

Shellie and Sharon in one of the countless aspen fields.


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utah bumBreak time
June 22, 1980 -- Day 72




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readingBook learnin'
June 26, 1980 -- Day 76

The trick to reading while hiking was to keep the book's edge aligned with the yellow sideline of the road, and to look up and step to the left anytime an approaching car was heard.


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bryce 1Bryce Canyon National Park
June 30, 1980 -- Day 80




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bryce 2Bryce Canyon National Park
June 30, 1980 -- Day 80




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bryce 3Bryce Canyon National Park
June 30, 1980 -- Day 80




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bryce 4Bryce Canyon National Park
June 30, 1980 -- Day 80




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postum feastPostum Banquet
July 1, 1980 -- Day 81

Postum was one of the "sponsors" of HikaNation and occasionally prepared a feast for us----using Postum in everything---from cookies to BBQ sauce, etc etc etc.

Hikers take shelter at Ruby's Inn


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packingRepacking
July 1, 1980 -- Day 81

Cindy repacking food for the next week's hike.

Hikers take shelter at Ruby's
by Ella Adair, Deseret News



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plateauAquarius Plateau
July 2, 1980 -- Day 82

Heading towards the Aquarius Plateau---our next climb.


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campsiteTypical campsite
July 3, 1980 -- Day 83




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recorder shotOver and over
July 3, 1980 -- Day 83

Practicing the same tunes, over and over and over.


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scene1.jpgSomewhere in Utah
July 4, 1980 -- Day 84




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randy recorderEchoes
July 6, 1980 -- Day 86

The aspen groves provided great echoes for the recorder.


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shellie and randyBreak time
July 6, 1980 -- Day 86

Shellie and Randy enjoying the view.


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tent by the lakeCampsite by a lake
July 9, 1980 -- Day 89




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tent by the lakeOpposite view from the lake.
July 9, 1980 -- Day 89




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sunset cloudsClouds near sunset.
July 9, 1980 -- Day 89




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