Sunday, May 26, 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

The Old Spanish Trail

Yesterday we traveled a piece of the Old Spanish Trail northeast of Parowan, UT.

This 1200 mile trade rout connected settlements near Santa Fe, NM with Los Angeles, CA and was used most heavily from about 1830 to 1850.  Portions of the rout were established by Spanish explorers in the late 1500's.

We stopped here and spent a couple of hours hiking nearby.

On the drive out we ran across this USGS survey benchmark.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Zion National Park - Kolob Canyon - Taylor Creek Trail

Today Wayne and I hiked the Kolob Canyon Taylor Creek trail in the northwest section of Zion National Park.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Near Glendale, Utah

 While driving from Jacob Lake, AZ to Duck Creek, UT I stopped for a short mid-day hike just north of Glendale, UT.
Loved this great sandstone rock formation and old juniper tree.

Monday, May 13, 2013

A Week in Sedona

I had a great time over the last week hiking in Sedona, AZ.

 On Wednesday we hiked the Teacup trail as far as the base of Teacup Rock-- shown here.
 My friend Anya takes a rest along the Teacup Trail with Chimney Rock shown in the background on the upper left.
 Anya overlooks Sedona from the top of Sugarloaf Mtn. on the Teacup hike.
The raven that we saw on Tuesday's West Fork hike.