mid april 2014
we took a short drive to check out grand staircase/escalante national monument area. there’s almost 2 million acres of public land out here. imagine the boondocking opportunities! we were so excited to explore. after about 15 minutes of driving on the dirt road you can see below, we quickly decided that this is not the best place to tow the airstream. wash board roads do not make for a comfortable towing experience.
we were determined to find some type of hike before we turned around. so after 30-60 minutes of driving, we finally found a trailhead. didn’t really know what to expect, but people in the sign in log say they came to see the slot canyons. slot canyon! i was so excited, this would be my first time going into one. how funny, it was snowing the day before and now it was probably in the 80s and sunny. and hot!
finally found the slots! but was disappointed. unless you had rope or a very limber and i’m not afraid to fall and die body, you couldn’t get down into them. but what you could see and walk in was pretty. i know no idea that in the next couple of weeks, i would walk thru slot canyons that literally took your breath away. post coming soon