Slot Canyon

May 23, 2021

Dianas Throne slot canyon – May 23, 2021

We started today with Diane’s Throne Slot Canyon.

Dianas Throne slot canyon – May 23, 2021

It is a “technical” canyon, meaning it needs canyoning skills and ropes to complete… we will see about that!

Dianas Throne slot canyon – May 23, 2021

Once again an early start and not going to “popular” places meant we had the canyon to ourselves!

We were forced up and out of the canyon, and hiked along it’s rim looking for a new way back into it

Diana’s Throne slot canyon – May 23, 2021

But we didn’t make it to the end… just too many spots that required ropes, etc.

If you are in the area, Bryce NP is a must visit, it’s really just a scenic drive with side hikes, and was crowded

The hoodoos are cool to see.

Bryce even has a waterfall on the hike to Mossy Cave

I know everyone is missing seeing Pongo pictures, in front of hoodoos in Dixie National Forest

I ended the day with a bike ride along forest service roads outside Zion NP

May 20, 2021

First drive into Zion National Park, wow it is pretty, but crowded, luckily Beth found a hike for the Lower Clear Creek slot canyon via the Hobbit Hole. Perfect, we had the place to ourselves.

After the tight part of the slot ended, we hiked along the creek bed, Deb took pictures of patterns on rocks, and James, Beth and me created “content” for out YouTube channels (ie we hiked and shot too many videos)

Just can’t go wrong here…

Climbers on a multi-pitch route… we watched them as we ate lunch, the other view was the picture above.

The moon rises over Kolob Canyon in Zion NP

After a full day of hiking, exploring and wondering, Deb and I headed to Salt Lake City (5 hours away) for her morning flight home. We did stop for our first In-N-Out meal, no I didn’t get it Animal style.