I had a couple of criteria for this run. First, I wanted out of the foul air we've been breathing for most of the winter, second, I didn't want to spend most of my time on snow, third, I wanted to go someplace I hadn't been to.
I saw a post from some SLC runners about the Good Water Rim Trail and I remembered thinking that they did this run in the winter and the ground was dry. The scenery was pretty cool as well. Now I just had to figure out where it was. After a bit of searching, I found that it was down south near Castle Dale, Utah.
Knowing this was about 3.5 hours away, I resolved to get an early start, do the run and get home all in one day. Well, I didn't get as early a start as I wanted due to medical issues with one of our horses (he's fine, just a bad laceration), but I did get started at about 7am and made it down there by about 11:00am. This drive does include 20 miles on a gravel road. By the time I got there, I realized I was way out in the middle of nowhere. I think I saw two vehicles on the gravel road and three vehicles while I was out there.
|Dirt road leading to the trail|
|Overlooking the Little Grand Canyon|
|Looking south down the Good Water Canyon|
|Ooops, fingers in the way|
|My start point|