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The Labyrinth

The Labyrinth

David and I decide it is time to start exploring the Grand Gulch Primitive Area west and slightly south of Blanding, Utah. We hike in to the middle of the gulch from the east to see if we can see several natural arches in the canyon. However, I leave the map in our vehicle so […]

Too hot to hunt

Too hot to hunt

 A major heat wave has settled in on the western United States. It was too hot to Arch Hunt for most of summer. We decide to vacation by tent-trailer in Canada. There we found lots of rain and cold. It even snowed on us on the Fourth of July in Banff National Park! We came […]

Lake Powell trip #2

Lake Powell trip #2

Another Arch Hunting trip by boat on Lake Powell for David and I. This trip requires that we gas up at the Dangling Rope Marina, 50 miles from Bullfrog Marina. Gasoline in town is $1.69/gallon. Gasoline at Dangling Rope Marina is $2.43/gallon. That is $70 per fill up. Ouch! The entire trip requires three fill […]

Summer hiking

Summer hiking

I had new location for Camelhead Arch (and nearby Mystery Double Arch) so David and I head for the San Rafael Swell. After hiking and climbing for hours, we were turned back by cliffs. There HAS to be a way to get up there! It is much too hot to be hiking anyway. We headed for […]

A climb to the top

A climb to the top

I take off on another solo trip to southern Utah to hike down a canyon and visit an arch located there. (The canyon and arch names have been omitted on purpose.) Instead of hiking back the way I came, I choose to climb up a difficult slope so I could walk the rim back. It took a […]