I am planning a trip to the Needles area in Canyonlands NP in the end of March. I have a fair amount of hiking experience in this area of Utah, but would appreciate any comments or insights specific to the Salt Creek Trail. Is Salt Creek likely to be flowing at a decent rate? Is it a reliable water source for the length of the trail? Should I allow for many side trips, or will I not feel like I am missing too much if I just stick to the main trail? Any hidden gems to keep an eye out for? Is the trail itself likely to be relatively clear, or should I anticipate some bushwacking?
Pictures, anecdotes, dire warnings and bleak prophecies are welcome.