Last Day at Snow Canyon
Trip Start Jan 09, 2012
100Trip End Jun 04, 2012
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We drove just outside the upper park and found the White Rocks Trail. This led us to huge petrified creme-colored dunes, actually larger than any others in the area. The trail was easy until we climbed into the natural amphitheater. It’s a huge place and would be a natural setting for a concert, if the gear were transported by helicopter. The acoustics seemed good and Lynn demonstrated by singing her falsetto version of the Allelulia. I was shooting a video at the time, but caught only the very end. You may be able to hear it yourself, if you listen closely. The sand there closely resembled that on a beach near the ocean...very fine and smooth
We hiked back to the car and went to Shorty’s for lunch. Our next spot was Jenny’s Canyon. It’s near the bottom of the park and entails only a short walk. More than a canyon, it’s a cleft in the high red stone. It’s only about twelve feet wide and stretched about three hundred feet into the opening to the sky. It’s about fifty yards long. I got only one shot of the texture of the walls. In places, there of a honeycomb texture. The redness of the stone is beautiful.
On our way back to camp, we came upon a grout of rock climbers. We spent about half an hour watching their progress. The first two were impressive, but we later noticed who I call the “Master Climber”. He scaled higher and more adeptly and with more excitement for us. He got to about two hundred feet above his starting point. I got seven photos of him as he progressed . I wish I had an email address for the group, since some of the shots turned our very nice.
The rest of the afternoon we just hung out
We’ll leave here tomorrow, unfortunately. It’s one of our most favorite campgrounds and we’ll be back, I’m sure. It’s about 120 miles to Las Vegas, where we’ll do laundry and visit again with our friend Pat. All in all, it’s been a wonderful stay here.