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... climb back out, so decided to go back down highway 12 to the Lower Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area
where the trailhead for the lower Calf Creek Falls is located. About 6 miles total with only a 250 foot elevation gain but trail is very sandy so fairly strenuous.
On Wednesday we followed the recommendation of Steve and Randy, our friends from our Alaska trip last year, and drove about 26 miles down the dirt and gravel ...
... burner stove and were in bed before the light went!
(There was an interesting campsite across from us with a tribe of kids who seemed to have free rein. We couldn't work out how many families there were- but numerous cars came and went, until the evening when on,y the allowed number of vehicles remained! I mention this because we come across them later.)
The campsite table/bench set was so cold we could not sit on it and ate in the ...
... so bad.
We called in at the Escalante State Park beside the Wide Hollow Reservoir to walk the 1.75 mile trail up through a large area of examples of petrified wood where there was once a forest....about 135-155 million years ago! For about 40 million of these years the Colorado Plateau has been uplifting so the petrified logs have been broken into irregular pieces. Science aside, it was an interesting walk.
Here on this plateau we were about 6,000 ...
... we glad that we did! Unlike Zion, this scenic drive goes along the top of the canyon. We stopped at several viewpoints overlooking a vast area of "hoodoos", these weird rock pillars lined up like a huge army of soldiers in the canyon below. We had time for the short one-mile Navajo ...
... rolling in from Mexico. Not great to travel in or to see the great sights and it's forcast to be this way at least til Monday and we're booked at all the hotels, so we'll be picking out windows to ride in, starting tomorrow. Meanwhile we've had a bit of a respite. Oh M.J. is admiring her new acquisition in the mirror. It's now cleared ...
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