April 20, 2017
Hike Down Hotel Spring Canyon and Up 150-Mile Canyon to Little Joe Spring
Today's Route Stats:Distance: 1.0 miles Elevation Gain: 100 feet Elevation Loss: 200 feet
Today was basically a layover day. The hike from Hotel Spring to Little Joe Spring is only about a mile. However, the lower end of Hotel Spring Canyon is incredibly beautiful, as is 150-Mile Canyon around Little Joe Spring.
There is some old fencing in the Hotel Spring area, and also some old constructed cattle trail leading down to 150-Mile Canyon. I wish I knew how long ago these "trails" were used by cowboys. The "trails" in Hotel Spring Canyon have obviously been abandoned for many decades -- same for the 150-Mile Canyon Trail coming down from the rim.
Neither Ben nor Rob wanted to hike down 150-Mile Canyon. I once hiked down to the top of the Redwall, so I didn't have much interest either. I spent the afternoon listening to audio books.
Some rock art exists in the vicinity, but most of it is not especially impressive. But I like seeing it just the same.