Training Day: 48
Weather: High 40s
How It Felt: Getting through those canyons was quite the workout! Even though we only “hiked” five miles, I was tuckered out afterwards.
Commentary: This was by far my favorite day exploring during our vacation! We waited until later in the morning to start hiking so it could warm up some. By the time we left one guy was ahead of us, and two folks were getting their stuff together.
Dry Fork Narrows was, well, narrow, but we were able to walk through it nicely without any squeezing, crazy climbing, or chimneying. Peekaboo was more challenging, but the curves carved out by water and/or wind blew my mind! I couldn’t believe how gorgeous the canyon was.
Spooky certainly lived up its name. The Spooky part being you could get stuck. At the trailhead there were two metal posts to use a gauge for whether you’d be able to make it through the canyon or not. My husband juuuuust fit through, and he juuuuuust fit through Spooky. While it was fun, I liked Peekaboo better.
On the way back we took the Dry Fork rim back instead of going through the canyon to see more of the area. We spied our big, green van on the horizon, like a beacon guiding us home. Unfortunately, because we could see the van, we kind of walked towards it instead of following the trail. But we made it back!
Instead of staying another night at the trailhead, we decided to drive down to the dispersed camping area near the highway we stayed at on Wednesday night. On the way we stopped at Devil’s Garden to let the cat wander around for a bit. I can’t get enough of watching her explore and gallop around desert.
As the sun set I tried not to think about going home and going back to work. I tried to focus on the here and now. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn’t.
Endlessly seeking adventure.