Interesting to note that even living in Idaho, with its close proximity to UT, I've never done any hiking in this southern desert. Usually I'm doing river trips in the early spring in the Owyhee Desert. This year is different as I'm hoping to do the SHR later in the season. To that extent, I'm looking to start my walking miles earlier in the year, and build up to my trip.
I'm looking for some help with regards to feasibility of getting out to the UT desert early, depending on snow etc, and getting in a 4-6 day loop trip. I read about Salt Cr Canyon and I really enjoy viewing the old artifacts and ruins. I also read up on a loop out that backpacker mag had to eliminate the shuttle. Only problem was that it was really only about a 3 day loop.
What I'd like to know is more about a better loop or pt to pt trip, and some feedback on timing. I would love to get out there as early as March, but don't know if that is doable or not for the area. All feedback would be appreciated, and if anyone else is looking to do a trip similar, we could piggy back shuttle or whatever. thanks!