Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Lower Spring Canyon, Capitol Reef National Park. Those beige sandstone walls are 300m. high! No trail to speak of; 9 miles of climbing over boulders, slogging through soft sand, dodging in and out of slots where the canyon narrows to 6m wide & etc. Plus occasional pot holes full of stagnant water, decaying leaves, larvae and sludge, and an unbridged river crossing right at the end of the day. Very quiet down on the canyon floor. We saw four other parties in the first hour of our trip and then no one for the next eight hours save for a four foot long black and yellow kingsnake who came winding out over the sand, drawn by our footfalls.

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