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Trip Report: The Syncline Loop in Canyonlands National Park

by Margaret Hedderman | May 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hiking the Syncline Loop in Canyonlands National Park Utah

View of the Upheaval Valley from the top of the Syncline Loop Trail

“Desert Season” will soon be winding down – at least until Fall – in Southeastern Utah. If you’re looking for a good way to pack in the miles and views, check out the 8-mile Syncline Loop in Canyonlands National Park. My boyfriend Rory and I recently spent 5-hours hiking this strenuous circuit around the Upheaval Dome.

It’s best to walk the trail in a clockwise direction, descending into Upheaval Canyon. We plunged downward, nearly 2,000 ft., in the first two miles. Sandstone spires and sheer red walls towered overhead as we continued into the deep canyon.

wildflowers in canyonlands national park

There is little to no shade on the trail and, depending on the weather, little to no water. Be sure to wear a lot of sunscreen, wear a hat, pack your eNZees to prevent blisters, and carry at least 2-3 litres of water.

After three-something miles, the trail splits. If your legs have the energy, you can tack on an additional 3-miles to your hike and explore the inside of the Upheaval Crater. We were in a rush to drive back to Durango, so Rory and I followed the main trail up a steep slope and continued a gradual ascent to the rim. This last half of the trail required frequent scrambling and brief exposure over the canyon below.

Hiking on the Syncline Loop in Canyonlands

As I mentioned earlier, the Syncline Loop is strenuous and definitely not for beginning hikers. In the brochure the ranger gave us there is a brief notation warning hikers that the majority of all search and rescues in the Island in the Sky district occur on the Syncline Loop.

Ravens croaked and cackled overhead as we stomped back to our truck, hot, dusty and sweaty. We found a picnic table at the trailhead, cracked open a couple of microbrews, and cooked up a can of chili on our stove as we watched the myriad of travellers explore this National Park.

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eNZees Founder Participates in ATHLETA's Spring Fashion Show

by Jill Schuman | April 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Yesterday I had the honor and privilege to participate in the Tice's Corner ATHLETA Spring Fashion Show, premiering its new line of girl's apparel as well as the new season of activity wear for women.

ATHLETA Tice's Corner Spring Fashion Show

This same store at Tice's Corner, NJ was honored nationally by ATHLETA  Corporate for their work with Durga International; a non-profit working to stop human trafficking internationally.

ATHLETA has been an amazing supporter of eNZees Foot Soother for a year now. They include eNZees in their schwag bags and do all they can to educate their customers about our all-natural method of preventing hot-spots and blisters. 

The adult models excluding me, were all coaches of various women's teams and teenage girls including dance groups. eNZees Foot Soother was a perfect compliment to all the teams! 

We at eNZees Foot Soother want to thank ATHLETA for all their support and ongoing interest and for their amazing contributions to the Durga Foundation.

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