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The Boulder Mail Trail - Escalante Grand Staircase Goodness

We hooked up with our friend David at Bryce and decided to hike the Boulder Mail Trail. It's put out there as a great hike that combines slickrock ridge-running and some bottom-of-the-canyon hiking as well. It's a 16 mile route that makes a great overnight but we were a bit short on time and too lazy to carry overnight gear so we decided to get up and take a shot at it in a day.

We left Bryce with 2 cars, left one at the trailhead near Escalante then drove the other to the Boulder Airport Trailhead.

The route follows the path taken by folks on horseback in the old days, hauling mail between Boulder and Escalante. Sketchy sections - I wouldn't care to be on a horse for some of it. There is also quite a bit of the old phone line between the 2 towns still strung along portions of the trail.
Click here for GPS detail from our hike.

The trip starts with a drop over some tasty ridges to Death Hollow. Yep - Death Hollow. We checked out a large natural amphitheater down there before hopping the creek and avoiding the poison ivy for a stretch down low.

It was a cool day and was raining off and on - mostly off. We powered up out of Death Hollow to cruise the ridges some more, with another dip into Mamie Creek. Then legged it out to Escalante. A long and great day.

This is some kind of country down here.

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