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.
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!
Starlight Arch turned out to be only a class C arch but it was nice country to explore.
A fast-approaching snowstorm made me leave the area sooner than I had planned. Time to go home again.