...I realize I’m closer than I thought. From north to south:
Yahoo Falls—I’ve hiked in this area multiple times.
Blue Heron—I’ve done the 6.5-mile loop several times.
Slave Falls—Hiked this for the first time recently.
John Litton Loop—Hiked it 4 times.
Oscar Blevins Loop—Multiple hikes.
Honey Creek Loop—Hiked it twice.
So, to help bring this goal to a close, I’m going to say that hiking Twin Arches Loop (6 miles) and Grand Gap Loop (12.4 miles) will complete this goal. Twin Arches will also allow me to see Charit Creek Lodge for the first time.
I hiked the John Litton Loop last weekend. I dayhiked the Honey Creek Loop again in June. Looking at a map, I’m pretty comfortable with the major destinations on the northern and southern ends of the park. I need to hit a couple of the longer trails, such as the Grand Gap Loop or the John Muir.
I’m hiking the John Litton Farm Loop next month.
I’ve gotten pretty acquainted with areas in the northern, middle and southern sections of the area. Yahoo Falls, Blue Heron, Bandy Creek and Honey Creek, I know pretty well. I need to work in a hike or two along some of the trails I’ve never seen, and I can comfortably mark this goal off.
...I’ve done an overnighter on the Honey Creek Loop and hiked to Oscar Blevins Farm again. I also did the 6.5-mile Blue Heron Loop, which I’ve done before, but I drove to a different starting point at least.
Thanks to a new road, I can get to Big South Fork much faster now. In fact, I can reach the park headquarters in an hour. I’ve been to BSF three times now since mid-October (but have only done minimal hiking during those 3 visits). No excuse now for NOT learning my way around!
I did a hike there: the 3.6-mile Blevins Farm Loop.
...that I should know its trails and features much better than I do. I need to spend some quality time there.