Category Archive: slot canyons

Hike into Washington Hollow

We had been meaning to explore a few more of the established trails in the south section of the Red Cliffs (usually called the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve) and with the weather suddenly… Continue reading

Our First Few Weeks Back in Utah

As I mentioned in my last post, we’ve been back in Utah for a few weeks now – actually about 4 weeks as I’m writing this. Instead of diving back into our usual… Continue reading

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and the Phenomenal Sante Fe Brewing Company

The Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks are a remarkably unique geological feature formed when nearby volcanoes in the Jemez Field spewed pyroclastic flows approximately 7 million years ago. Ash, pumice, and tuff from the volcano… Continue reading

Anniversary Narrows, Muddy Mountains Wilderness, Nevada

The Muddy Mountains Wilderness is home to some pretty spectacular and barren badlands. It also contains more than a few canyons, one of which – Anniversary Narrows – we had the pleasure of… Continue reading

Death Valley National Park, Part 3: Mosaic Canyon

After we left Ubehebe Crater we attempted to hike into Titus Canyon Narrows, but with a mile the sky darkened and the wind picked up dramatically as a rain storm came over the… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Visitors from St. Louis! Revisiting Yant Flat and Ashdown Gorge with Nancy and Tim

We were so excited when we heard Tom’s niece Nancy and her husband Tim were coming to Utah. They had graciously hosted us twice at their house in St. Louis, showing us (mostly… Continue reading

Spring Creek Canyon, Utah

Spring Creek Canyon, just south of Kanarraville, is a gorgeous canyon hike that transitions from wide valley to deep narrows. The six mile round trip is scenic throughout, offering views of the meandering… Continue reading

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Part 2: Wire Pass Buckskin Gulch. Or A Tale of Coordination and Disaster.

I arrived bright and early at Wire Pass Trailhead the morning of October 1st, the day of the government shutdown. As I was looking at the trail map a ranger pulled up and… Continue reading

Antelope Canyon: A Dream Come True

Antelope Canyon was the second place of five that I’ve visited from my must-see list. It was love at first sight. See, I wasn’t aware that it even existed until I read this… Continue reading