Saturday, I headed to southern Utah on my own to do a solo hike from the rebuilt Paria movie set to Starlight Arch, east of Kanab Utah. I parked a distance northwest of the movie set and climbed up the east end of Calico Peak and return off the south side after visiting the arch.

View from Calico Peak

Just before I crested the east end of the cliffs on the way up, an extremely large bird flew low overhead. It was close enough to make me duck involuntarily. It was either a condor or a pterodactyl. (I’ll go with a condor.) It had a much longer wingspan than even adult eagles. Very cool!

Paria Canyon from Calico Peak

Starlight Arch turned out to be only a class C arch but it was nice country to explore.

Starlight Arch

A fast-approaching snowstorm made me leave the area sooner than I had planned. Time to go home again.