Post Hayduke explorations…

It is now late May and near the end of the season here for us in southern Utah as the temperature is getting a bit too hot. We picked up a rental car though and did some day trips in around the Zion and Bryce National Park area….

Bryce Canyon. We have been here before, but it was hard to resist the mellow pleasant hiking in this popular park with cooler temperatures high up above the lower canyons
Parowan gap north of Cedar City. Southern Utah. An impressive array of pretty abstract looking petroglyphs etched into the rock.
Zion National Park, looking south to the peak of North Guardian Angel
Enjoyable scrambling up slabs on North Guardian Angel
Mellow green pastures in western Zion National Park approaching a cave with pictographs
Looking back out from a pictograph cave in Zion NP
These pictographs are etched out of fire blackened walls in the cave and it seems of unknown age
More pictographs in the cave, this time using white pigment and some crazy looking creatures
You can just see the tent, lower center, on rock slabs south of Hop Valley near Zion National Park
Martina, Heather and Dan. We were grateful to take part in a canyoneering trip arranged by Heather and Dan to Spry Canyon in Zion National Park. Thanks for inviting us!
Some superb scrambling on slabs to approach Spry Canyon
The descent of Spry Canyon involved about 12 rappels (abseils), lots of scrambling and a few dips into dank pools! Grand rock scenery here at the first rappel.
The canyon narrowed up
Brian abseiling (abseil 3 of 12 ?)
Brian trying vainly to avoid one of the deep pools
Dan descending into a pothole of cold water
Martina abseils off an overhang
M at the M&M super store in Las Vegas
Flying out of Las Vegas…

2 thoughts on “Post Hayduke explorations…

  1. WOW! You hit some great places in Zion! We call one of them the Birthing Cave and the other the Cave of Bones. Spry Cyn is one of my favorites too (among everything else), yes, it’s hard to have “A FAVORITE”.
    We (both Jacob and Leah and respective families) blitzed down from Seattle to be with Susan last week. It’s quite nice having my granddaughter staying here at my place. We had her 1st birthday party here yesterday!
    Thank You for the kind words and that fantastic bottle of Glenmorangie; the whiskey is a big hit with everyone.
    Please include Kanab in your next Stateside adventure. Lots to show you.
    Charlie

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