Monthly Archives: September 2012

Elkhorn Slough

Relatively speaking, in our backyard – less than 2o miles southeast of Santa Cruz, is Elkhorn Slough, an amazing marine sanctuary on the Monterey Bay.  Elkhorn Slough is home to an incredible array of marine life  – sea birds such … Continue reading

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Impulsivity

Last Friday, around 2PM, I was fully ready for the week to end.  On impulse I decided to pull the Airstream out of storage, on the chance that a walkup site at Seacliff was available. Two hours later, I called … Continue reading

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Canyonlands

Canyonlands via the back entrance 🙂  From downtown Moab, GPS will actually offer this as a preferred route.  Not a problem for 4 wheel drives, but towing a trailer or driving a car, there’s a much more comfortable paved route, … Continue reading

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Ancient Art

Just outside Moab, on Potash Road, was a rock wall covered with ancient Anasazi  and Fremont Indian petroglyphs, dating back 1500 years.  Just imagine what this land must have been like, and what their lives were like,  when people were … Continue reading

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Dead Horse Point

From Escalante, we headed toward Dead Horse Point, just outside Moab.  Dead Horse point is at a bit lower elevation than Kodachrome.  The July heat was on, and we were glad we had electric hookups.  No water, Dead Horse Point … Continue reading

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Hogsback

There’s an incredible stretch of road on Highway 12 between Escalante and Boulder UT called the Hogsback.   Its a two-lane road, which traverses a narrow ridge before it descends down into Boulder.  Steep drop-off on both sides.  Despite all that, … Continue reading

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Calf Creek Falls

North of Escalante on Highway 12, is Calf Creek.  After a moderately strenuous 3 mile hike – the trail seems to be mostly sand, hikers are rewarded with a 126 foot tall waterfall, cascading into a clear cool pool of … Continue reading

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Highway 12 and Following Your Dream

From Kodachrome Basin, we headed up Highway 12 toward Moab.  Highway 12 is one of those must-see roads in America, incredibly scenic as it travels along the Escalante Grand Staircase. Here we discovered 3 people who chose to follow their … Continue reading

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Close by to Kodachrome Basin, we did a couple of day trips into Bryce Canyon.  Again, more staggering vistas.  The land of Hoodoos – strange spires and rock formations created by millions of years of water and wind eroding stone. 

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Kodachrome Basin State Park

From the Grand Canyon, we headed north on Hwy 89, then east on UT-12 to Kodachrome Basin State Park, named after the popular color film such by a National Geographic expedition in 1948. The basin, carved out of multi-colored sandstone, … Continue reading

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