David and I climb up to Camelhead Arch in the San Rafael Swell area. It is an exhausting hike and climb. A couple of years later we discover that it really wasn’t Camelhead Arch but Tip Top Arch. So where is Camelhead Arch?
While exploring the back country of southern Canyonlands National Park, hidden on a cliff, I find a small arch with Indian dwelling built around it. A nearby kiva had part of the roof caved in but the wood was still in amazingly good condition. Lots of corn cobs and broken pottery strewn about. Again, I […]
I take my wife, son and two daughters camping at Calf Creek near Escalante. This gives me a chance to do some Arch Hunting nearby while they entertain themselves at the campground. We like to plop lawn chairs in the creek and read paperback books while the girls swim in a make shift swimming hole. […]
It was time for a boat trip to Lake Powell for my brother David and I, to do some Arch Hunting via water. Everything goes well until we are miles from the marinas. In the steepest part of the main channel, we hit a rock ledge hidden just under the surface. The propeller is badly damaged and […]
David and I hike to Jacob Hamblin Arch in Coyote Gulch, part of the Escalante Canyon complex. Instead of hiking up or down Coyote Gulch, we hike overland from the south and drop down a dangerous rock incline just east of Jacob Hamblin Arch. This area is wondrous! We hike down stream and visit Coyote […]
While hiking down Willow Gulch to Broken Bow Arch, I step off a small shelf and sink nearly to my waist in quicksand. My forward momentum throws me far enough that I am able to crawl out quickly. The mud quickly dries and leaves a red stain that never did wash out of my Levi’s […]