Friday, April 13, 2012

Spooky Canyon, Utah

This canyon is even more narrow than Peekaboo.  I think at its narrowest, it was about a foot wide.  Yes, we were walking sideways, with our head sideways as well.  It is that narrow!!  We got out of Peekaboo Canyon and rested for a while.  Walked about half a mile to Spooky Canyon.

 Took the sand out of our shoes
 Entering Spooky Canyon
 Came to this area that was somewhat blocked with big boulders.  This was probably the toughest part of the hike.
 DH started the descent.
 Uh, yeah... that's going to be tough!!
 Of course, daughter went through just fine.  Notice how dark it is and it was close to noon.
 Very narrow and oh so cool!!!

We made it out!!  Grumpy youngest daughter was tired and hungry for a real meal!  But she loved it and can't wait to do it again maybe next summer.
And we're on our way to go eat!!

A few things to keep in mind if you decide you want to go.

I brought my camera and kept it in a small camera case.  It is a Sony DSLR.  I only brought one lens because I didn't want to change lenses in the canyon.  Too much sand in there.  The lens I brought was 1.8/50 which was great for low light situations.  I did have to clean my camera after that trip.  Yes, some sand got inside even thought I did't change lenses.  

Bring plenty of water but not a big backpack.  It's just so tight in there.  Bring snacks.  

We saw a few people hiking.  This is quite remote so, not popular. 

I hope these photos gave you a good feel for what the hike is like.  We had a blast!

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Peek-a-Boo Canyon, Utah

Very close to Dry Fork Canyon, is Peek a Boo Canyon.  Now we're talking serious fun hike.  Narrow. Tight. Not for the claustrophobics.  Also, must be hiked on a sunny day. I wouldn't suggest going on a day where there are chances of rain.  You don't want to be caught here, in a flash flood.

 So, here we go!  This is the entrance.  The hardest part of the canyon.  Steep to climb up but then it gets easier.

 Gorgeous view looking up.  

 We found a spot that was wide enough for a family photo. :)
 A quick blood glucose test.  Our son is diabetic (type 1).  It was a hot day and he needed a little snack to bring him back up again.  Glad we brought plenty of water.

 In a tight spot
 She said "mom, look up!"

At the end of the canyon!  It probably took us about 45 minutes to get through it.  Next, we walked for about 15-20 minutes to Spooky Canyon.  I'll show photos soon.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Dry Fork of Coyote Gulch- Escalante Utah

On our way back from Lake Powell last summer, we went to Escalante, Utah.  Drove to some slot canyons.  Here are a few shots from the first canyon we went through.  It is called Dry Fork.  The easiest of the 3 canyons that we went through.
First thing you'll need to pay attention to are the cairns.  Reptile may not always be present.  But they will guide you to the entrance.
Watch out for these!!!
The entrance of the Dry Fork slot canyon.

As you cans see, this canyon is fairly wide and is an easy hike.

It took us about 30 minutes to walk through this canyon.  Again, nice and easy.  I'll post more of our trip soon and will show photos from Spooky and Peekaboo Canyons.
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