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Escalante: The Trail Less Traveled

Escalante River Trail
Escalante River Trailhead to Natural Arch – 4 miles out and back
We were overwhelmed. After failing to find somewhere to camp – let alone to park -in Zion National Park (no offense, you are beautiful, but man are you crowded!), and a gorgeous but busy stay in Bryce, we mosyed our way over to the lesser known Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and found ourselves free of the crowds, free of charge. 160 more words

Toadstools Trail in Southern Utah

Toadstools Trail in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is remarkable and doesn’t quite get the attention it deserves.  The rock formations on the trail are astonishing and provide lots of eye candy for the nature lover or photographer.   412 more words


The Magical Landscapes of Utah: Cross Country Exploring with a Return through Buckskin Gulch and Wire Pass

As I’ve written time and time again, Utah is a spectacular, amazing state. But for all the myriad of treasures packed into the state, the areas around… 175 more words


Moby Goes to Coyote Gulch

June 2016

Coyote Gulch is a popular backpacking destination in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah. It’s one of those places you should go even though you’ll be joined on by swarms of other hikers. 456 more words


Moby Goes to Lower Calf Creek Falls

June 2016

Extreme heat in the Grand Canyon caused a last minute change of plans, and we headed for southern Utah instead.

We left Boise in the early evening, and just outside of Burley, Idaho, we stopped for the night at a rest area (fancy!). 363 more words


Explore Five More: Hidden Treasures Near Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument

Despite being a National Monument, Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument is a massive area of land covering a massive area of land that is begging to be explored. 765 more words


A week of rugged and colorful scenery - Cannonville, UT

While writing about yet another week of exploring yet another amazing place, it dawned on me that we’ve been in southern Utah for over eight weeks!   1,146 more words

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