Grand Staircase Inn
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Good average country motel. Clean. Quiet.
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A white, snow covered scene greeted us when we opened the curtains this morning. Overnight snow had covered the surrounding landscape. The cars at the hotel wore a frosty, white blanket. Grandma was very excited and couldn't wait to go out to play in it. It was fun for all of us. Our drive out to the main road gave us some spectacular views of the Red Canyon and surrounding fields covered in snow. There were many "Ah haaaa!" Moments. Just ...
Friday, 3 April to Kodachrome Basin State Park, near Cannonville: named in the 1940s in honour of the accuracy of the colour of the Kodak film- that is a mouthful! The particular features of the park are sandstone monolithic spires called chimneys.
We arrived mid afternoon backtracking a little from Escalante and walked the Angel's Palace Trail (2.4kms), taking us above the basin floor giving great views.....should I mention we did get a ...
... one of my favorite lodging places during this trip. The log cabins are very quaint and even have gas fireplaces. They are located near the rim, so it was a very easy walk through the woods. Once, we unloaded our luggage, we headed straight to the rim. What we saw was simply stunning. Even though we had already seen Cedar Breaks, which is sort of a mini-Bryce, the views of the hoodoos took my breath away.
We could see a storm moving into the valley as we stood ...
... met several nice couples. Someone always offers to take our picture so that we can have pictures together, and in fact, most of the pictures of John and I together were taken by strangers. Mike and Karen also had strangers offer to take their picture. We met a man who was probably well into his 70's explain to us how much he enjoyed his new IPhone and how great the pictures were. He asked John to take his picture with it and then proceeded to tell us ...
... farmland, seeing huge irrigation ditches built by the settlers over 100 years ago. Even now, these irrigation channels allow the farmers to grow crops, mostly hay nowadays, from what was once arid, barren land. However, after around an hour's driving, the scenery dramatically changed once again. From flat, lush green fields, we soon found ourselves in the Red Canyon. Like many of the features in this area, it was perfectly named. It was a canyon, that was red! Due to the iron ...