Backpacking Coyote Gulch

Hiker Skip Whitman beats the heat by walking through the stream in Coyote Gulch (Ryan Malavolta)

If you want life list hikes, Utah has them in spades. High on the list for me and a few friends had been Coyote Gulch in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. This riparian canyon boasts a natural bridge, huge alcoves,…