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Potato Valley

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  • Day42

    Von Boulder nach Escalante

    May 13, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    Das Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument ist ein riesiges Naturschutzgebiet (7689 km², grösser als der Kanton Graubünden) mit nur wenig Infrastruktur. Boulder und Escalante sind zwei der wenigen Örtchen und waren unsere Basis für mehrere Tage. Dass diese Canyon- und Felsen-Landschaft kein Geheimnis mehr ist, merkten wir am gestiegenen Besucheraufkommen im Vergleich zu unserem letzten Abstecher vor 3 Jahren. Doch eng wird es trotzdem nirgends, ausser in einem der vielen Slot Canyons selbst. :-) Diese faszinieren uns ganz speziell mit ihren Farben und Formen. Zudem erfordert das Durchqueren oder Erreichen eines solchen Canyons oft etwas Kletterei oder das Durchwaten von brackigem, eiskaltem Wasser. Es lohnt sich aber immer und macht irgendwie auch Spass. Ein Spielplatz für Grosse! :-)
    Ein sehr langer und abgelegener Canyon ist der Little Death Hollow. Wer die über 30km lange Schlucht erwandern möchte, muss mindestens 1 Mal übernachten. Schliesslich ist es nötig den selben Weg wieder zurück zu gehen. Wir kehrten nach gut 10km und vielen schönen Abschnitten um.
    Nun denn, uns wurde mehrfach gesagt es sei bereits Halbzeit unserer Reise und es gehe nun immer schneller. Das mag sein, aber wir geniessen es trotzdem weiterhin. ;-)
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  • Day1

    A day in Bryce Canyon

    October 12, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 9 °C

    If you go to Escalante, do not miss a meal a Devil’s Garden. Kind of upscale, southwestern food. Very yummy.

    The weather report for today was cool and sunny, so we decided to go to Bryce Canyon. We had been there years ago with the kids and remembered it as very nice. But still we were wowed by the hoodoos and all the formations. It was just gorgeous. Joe and I walked a 3 mile loop, Queen’s Garden merging with Navajo Loop. Maybe not so long in distance, but enough elevation gain to get the cardio going (total of about 700 feet, all at the end on switchbacks). As we were climbing to the top, we were with a Japanese couple who didn’t speak any English. They were clearly trying to ask us how old Joe was, and didn’t believe me when I put up 8 fingers and a zero with my thumb and second finger. Then they shook his hand, bowed their heads, and made a big fuss, all in Japanese, though, so I couldn’t understand it. After a lunch at Bryce Point, we took the 15 mile drive along the park, stopping at all the lookouts and soaking in the views. All in all, it was a very exhilirating day. Snow on the highest points made it just a little bit more beautiful!Read more

  • Day10

    Exploring Escalante

    June 3, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Today was an adventure! We drove down bumpy dirt roads into the desert. Our first stop of the day was Dry Fork which was a slot canyon. We then ventured off to find 5 million year old dinosaur tracks but we couldn’t justify holes to prints... so we may have saw dinosaur prints! Then we walked around devils garden by this time milo refused to leave the shade. I have never seen him act so stubborn! Our last stop was the reservoir to cool down. All three dogs were troopers today walking around in the 90 degree heat. All of them loved cooling off in the water. Justin and I even jumped in. It was an awesome day!Read more

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