River Mileage


River Left

There used to be an upper and a lower Haynie bar, but it looks like the USFS just recognizes it all as one camp now. The Upper portion of it is on a high bench with plenty of shade.

The remains of Mitt Haynie’s cabin is found on the bar between the upper and lower portion of the camps. In Robert Bailey’s history of the canyon, he intrigues the reader with this: “But, Mitt is now dead and we who knew him best will draw the mantle of charity over his faults and remember him only for his kindly virtues.” Cort Conley reveals the fault with: “Mitt was a miner, prospector, packer, and splendid cook. In addition, he was a lovable, kind, helpful kleptomaniac.” (page 184)