• LITTLE ADVENTURES

  • LITTLE ADVENTURES

  • LITTLE ADVENTURES

  • LITTLE ADVENTURES

  • LITTLE ADVENTURES

  • LITTLE ADVENTURES

  • LITTLE ADVENTURES

  • LITTLE ADVENTURES

  • LITTLE ADVENTURES

  • LITTLE ADVENTURES

  • LITTLE ADVENTURES

  • LITTLE ADVENTURES

  • LITTLE ADVENTURES

  • LITTLE ADVENTURES

Playing (in) the slots

Another Escalante adventure: Went on a guided expedition to Big Horn Slot Canyon. This slot was completely full of sand only three weeks ago. With a big rainstorm a few weeks ago, the sand which had been deposited four years ago was washed away and we were able to explore it. We were finished early, so drove 10 miles out of town on a 4X4 road in the Subaru - noticed we were loosing air in a tire - got back to town by using our bicycle pump every few miles to keep the tire inflated. Whew!

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THIS PLACE IS AWESOME!!!!

Can you tell I'm shouting? We spent the day hiking and exploring around Escalante. The geology here is amazing. But what's even better: this town is incredibly small (pop. 800) and nothing much is going on. There are actually a few pretty cool restaurants to choose from and everyone knows each other. This feels like a true outpost of the USA - in fact, mail service was by mule train to this area until 1940.

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ESCALANTE - ESCALATING AWE

The drive from Blanding to Escalante, UT was spectacular. Unexpectedly, we spent a lot of the day in Natural Bridges National Monument - hiking to the canyon floor to check out the bridges from below. Then, on through Capital Reef to the Escalante/Grand Staircase Wilderness. Every mile of driving is a different vista. We've landed at a really comfy B&B in this tiny town and it feels like we could stay here for a while...

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