After attending the Summer OR Trade show in Salt Lake city i rented a car on friday night and headed south with a loose idea of a destination. After arriving in Escalante, i orientated myself at the local visitors center then took off down some dirt roads. Explored Spookey then Peek a boo slot canyons before a short drive to hike 3 miles into Lower Calf Creek Falls. All in and around Escalante National Monument in southern Utah. Fantastic part of the world. Theres something very alluring about the desert, all that space and lots of open long views.
Little fella that welcomed me to the desert
Signs of things long gone
The view up.
The light in the canyons is really neat. This was around 11am.
Gets narrow quick.
Had to shimmy up the slot to let these guys pass underneath.
Really tight and terribly fun.
The entrance to Peek-a-boo canyon. Spookey was a lot tighter and more fun.
Looks like three tourists checking out the view.
The start of the 3 mile hike into Lower Calf Creek Falls.
Lower Calf Creek Falls
Canyon walls are just awesome.
Pano in southern utah.
Got to wonder what it all means. Capital Reef NP.
Capitol Reef NP
Capitol Reed NP
On the way back to SLC.
Big ol thunder storm rolling in.