Two weeks spent exploring the slickrock benches and verdant canyons of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

  • Late afternoon sun blasts the redwall at the bottom of the sand hill
  • Stevens Arch seen backlit as we ascend the sand hill
After wading upstream through Coyote Creek, we waited out the sun until our climb back up the sand hill was in the shade. Of course, at this time of year the sun sets rapidly in the desert, and it was dark by the time we made it back to the car.  This hike across country would have been alot sketchier if Stephen hadn't brought his GPS.

  • Panorama near sunset as we ascend the sand hill towards Crack In The Wall. The last light on Stevens Arch can be seen dead-center
  • Climbing back out Crack In The Wall