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Jun 4, 2014 - Lower Calf Creek Falls, GSENM
Wednesday, 4-June – Lower Calf Creek Falls, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Trip miles: 30 miles Route taken: UT-12 E and return Average Gas mileage: 27.3mpg Weather: very hot (90sF) with very little wind Elevation: 5350ft at Lower Calf Creek Falls Trailhead Highlights: - hiking Lower Calf Creek Falls in the Escalante District of Grand Staircase National Monument - seeing more of the scenic views along UT-12, especially the Boynton Overlook's view of the entire Escalante River area We wanted to hike the Lower Calf Creek...Jump to full entry
Jun 3, 2014 - Bryce Canyon to Escalante Petrified Forest S.P.
Tuesday, 3-June – Bryce Canyon National Park to Escalante Petrified Forest State Park Trip miles: 60 miles Route taken: Rte 63 → UT-12 E Average Gas mileage: 27.3mpg Weather: cold (42F) and calm in the morning, hot (85F) in the afternoon at 6000 ft. There was wind again today but it was a welcome relief from the heat. Elevation: 7894ft to 5800ft Highlights: - hiking the Mossy Cave Trail on our way out of Bryce Canyon National Park - driving the Scenic Highway UT-12 as far as Escalante - hiking the Panorama Trail in Kodachrome Basin...Jump to full entry
Apr 22, 2011 - Escalante State Park
Weather prediction for today promised the best day of the week, and so it was—sunny, mild temp and CALM winds. Yea! The plan was to visit Kodachrome Basin State Park, a short distance from our campground. However, Don missed the turn, and about 45 minutes later we realized that we were approaching Escalante Petrified Forest State Park. Oh well, go for it. This is a 1,000 acre park located adjacent to Wide Hollow Reservoir. We decided to hike the loop trail which climbs to the 200 ft. high mesa top. This trail offers one of Utah’s best and...Jump to full entry