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Jug Rock/Salt Wash, Part 1: Delicate Arch Trail | Jug Rock/Salt Wash, Part 2: The Muffin Ridge | Jug Rock/Salt Wash, Part 3: to Jug Rock | To canyon precipice and back

Jug Rock/Salt Wash, Part 3: to Jug Rock

After a pleasant stay on the muffin ridge (Part 2 gallery) I headed off cross-country toward Jug Rock, making a stop at a stream gorge. This part of the hike was "detour city" because of all the twists and turns I made to avoid cryptobiotic soil. Once i reached a wash, the walking was more casual.

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Transition from bedrock to sand (here a dry watercourse between bushes)
Transition from bedrock to sand (here a dry watercourse between bushes)
Alcove seen on other trips begs to be explored later
Alcove seen on other trips begs to be explored later
Yucca (spiky plants) and unknown
Yucca (spiky plants) and unknown
The landscape in this area was not exactly exciting
The landscape in this area was not exactly exciting
La Sal Mtns. and the ridge I explored on another hike (east of Delicate Arch Viewpoint)
La Sal Mtns. and the ridge I explored on another hike (east of Delicate Arch Viewpoint)
Barbed wire in Winter Camp Wash
Barbed wire in Winter Camp Wash
Wash Boy pauses for a photo
Wash Boy pauses for a photo
Finally---a visit to Jug Rock, a formation that called to me about three years earlier
Finally---a visit to Jug Rock, a formation that called to me about three years earlier