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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 ...
... 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 ...
... hilly and winding Skutumpah Road ("Impassable When Wet"!) to hike along Willis Creek, a narrow slot canyon nearby, that afternoon.
Heading northeast along scenic Highway 12 - through sagebrush desert, past red, orange, pink & white ...
... 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 ...
We arrived at Bryce Canyon around supper time, had supper and turned in about 9:30 pm. We slept in till about 7:30 am, then got ready for our hike on the Queen's Garden/Navajo trail. It was another glorious, sunny day and we all piled into Dan's truck for the ride to the trail head. Because we were starting later, more people were around but the views were so fantastic that it didn't ...
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