After an early morning business call, we departed
Lake Powell this morning around 10am.
Climb a few thousand feet to cooler air.
Our path today took us thru the southern end of the
Escalante Grand Staircase National Monument.
The Grand Staircase is a very interesting Geological Formation that covers hundreds
of miles from the Grand Canyon to Utah.
It comprises a series of "steps" where you encounter cliffs 800 to 1000' feet high.
Each step brings you higher up onto the Colorado Plateau.
Today we climbed the final 3 of those 5 steps.
I will try to explain the Grand Staircase more in a later blog post.
We are now at approx 7,800' in the Red Canyon.
It is a cool oasis after the heat of the last few days.
We are in a National Forest Campground, no hookups but the quiet in the pines
more than makes up for it.
The Red Canyon is colored.... well red.
I think it's more like the color of a CreamSickle.
The orange color of the canyon walls is unlike anything that Ive seen before.
The contrast of the canyon with the deep blue sky & the green trees makes for a
Tonight the temps are forecast to drop in the high 30's low 40's.
We've broken back out the comforters and are looking forward to the windows open
and some great sleeping weather.
We are struggling with very slow internet tonight so I'm going to keep this brief
and let some of the pictures do the talking.
This is our campsite, and the view from our campsite.
Tomorrow we'll stay here and visit Bryce Canyon.
I'll also look for somewhere that my internet works better so that I can get
some of my work done a bit easier.