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The Burr Trail

2016-10-03

tl;dr: I made my way to the Burr Trail up hill and against the wind. Kind of a boring day, but a lot of pictures.

There's nothing like a 30 mph headwind and constant climbing to make a day not fly by.

I filled up all my water bottles at Hog Spring. I didn't use a filter, because it's a spring-fed creek. Because of this, and because I knew I'd be lured into spending too much for a hotel room I decided to cut west while still north of Ticaboo, heading up the Bull Mountain Scenic Byway toward the Burr Trail. I would have preferred to catch the Burr Trail down by Bullfrog by going through Hall's Crossing, but the ferry isn't running right now.

I keep seeing OPEN RANGE signs, but I never see any cattle. Occassionally I see tracks. I also see A LOT of ravens. They are everywhere in Utah.

An Englishman named Alan stopped twice to see how I was doing. I was also passed by a few jeeps. There wasn't much other traffic.

Bullfrog Creek was running a few inches deep, and I had to walk my bicycle across. I'm glad I wasn't relying on this for water, though. The creek is basically flowing mud.

Today was a workout. I think it was possible only due to previous month of conditioning.

cattails at Hog Spring


good place to fill up water bottles




heading up North Wash


constant water means trees


all up hill




up the the Cocks Comb


Mount Hillers


Bull Mountain Scenic Backway










I need to cross Bullfrog Creek


Bullfrog Creek is a little muddy


Bullfrog Creek


Eggnog is very far from anything. Just this hut and corral.


This spigot at Eggnog actually works!


passed by a jeep




taking a break


good night Utah

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