Last weekend I finally made it to Happy Canyon. 30 miles of 4x4 roads, 11 miles round trip hiking, all for a stroll in one of the most amazing slots I've ever seen. We started down the Poison Springs Canyon road after dark and took the narrow 12020 trail to a great campsite high above the dirty. This road was very rough and not suitable for anything bigger than my Tacoma. We never had to use 4wd but there was some deep ruts and tight spots with big time penalty points for going off road. Friday morning we were up for a cloudless sunrise and drove the last bit or road before we started hiking. The trail is an old mining road with amazing views all around and 1.5 hours after leaving the truck we were headed down the steep ridge towards Happy. Crossing the Dirty Devil was a muddy mess but thanks to trekking poles I only sunk up to my knees in quicksand and kept both shoes. We spent the next few hours strolling up and down Happy Canyon shooting photos. Sunset over Gilson Butte near Goblin Valley. Camp high above the Dirty After we got our fill of slot shots we made the hike back to the truck and started driving out. We stopped to shoot a few photos of some large boulders that had been covered with "art"........what exactly is wrong with people who do this? I looked at the various for pieces for a creepytings signature but none was found. Driving out of Poison Springs. 9'x7' mural hat night we made it out to the San Rafael Desert just before sunset and had a little fun around the campfire as we listened to the world series.