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Tourist falls to his death at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

GRAND STAIRCASE-ESCALANTE NATIONAL MONUMENT — A Colorado man has died after a falling from a cliff at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, 58-year-old Andrew Mark Davis, of Ridgeway, Colo., was camping at the monument with a female companion. 75 more words


Rangers investigate vandalism at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

ESCALANTE, Utah — Officials are working to identify individuals responsible for graffiti carved on a canyon wall at the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

In the Zebra Slot Canyon, someone etched into the rock a heart with the names Kenny and Aryn. 117 more words


Upper Paria River (Utah) 14/17-Mar-2016

In 2014, loose talk among my brother-in-law (Russ), nephew (Bart), and myself about “getting together to go hiking sometime” finally coalesced into a successful trip to Big Bend National Park in Texas ( 1,311 more words


Grosvenor Arch, More Explorations of Grand Staircase, and a 'Lil Bit of Kodachrome Basin State Park

After our early departure from Hole-in-the-Rock Road we made a few more short stops staying overnight at Kodachrome Basin State Park, which was within 10 miles of the immense Grosvenor Arch, a double arch carved into a dominating outcropping of sandstone rising from the high desert plateau. 469 more words


Hole-in-the-Rock Road, Part 2: Spooky and Peek-a-Boo Slot Canyons

Our adventures in Spooky and Peek-a-Boo Slot Canyons – coincidentally timed on Halloween – were ridiculously fun. I had expected really tight narrows (10-11 inches wide in Spooky) and some climbing (though not the 12 foot drop we encountered which was also in Spooky) but we were really not prepared overall. 1,174 more words


Hole-in-the-Rock Road, Part 1: Devil's Garden and Cedar Wash Arch

I had been dreaming of seeing some of the canyons and magical formations out on Hole-in-the-Rock Road for over two years and was so excited to finally make it out there. 646 more words