One of the benefits of social media is opening doors for friendships. Strangers becoming acquaintances becoming friends has been the best part of my travels. One of these days I’ll write a more detailed post about my life on the road, how I’ve networked to enrich my travel experience, but until then, back to this story. During a visit with my friend Trish (whom I met through social media), I was introduced to her friend Lori, who’s spent extensive time exploring the backroads of southern Utah and northern Arizona. The two cooked up a few great play days including this one on the Utah/Arizona border.
This is a BLM managed area and they’ve made this a fun game by providing resources such as a footprint guide and GPS coordinates. I entered the coordinates into a mapping app to help us locate the general vicinity of the various prints. Tip: if your app doesn’t provide for various GPS entry options, you might need to use a converter.
Date(s) Hiked: March 18, 2016
Road Trip Day(s) #28 out of 88
- Stop in the Kanab BLM Visitor Center for the free brochure.
- While in Kanab, enter the GPS coordinates in your phone mapping app.
- The access road is single track seriously deep sand requiring high clearance 4×4 and an experienced driver (we encountered multiple ATV’s which required fancy driving maneuvers to avoid getting stuck while avoiding collision).