Dreamland Safari Tours for Friday to the area known as White Pockets. We are glad we chose to go by tour instead of taking our large dually on the washboard, rutted roads that go out there. It was an all day tour with the tour company supplying lunch, snacks and all the water we needed, our tour guide Scott was great.
When we arrived he guided us through the area with one real piece of advice...don't go in the sand and you won't get lost. Once we were familiar with the area we all went our own way meeting back at the vehicle for lunch after which we all headed back to get more pictures as the sun moved across the sky.
Saturday we took a down day, cold and rainy, love those kind of days hanging out in the rv with the fireplace going and spending the day in sweats.
|Dentate Stink Beetle|
We then headed out Johnson Canyon Rd a very scenic western movie reminiscent area. Actually many westerns have been filmed in the Kanab area and the set from TV series Gunsmoke was here.
After 15 miles Johnson Canyon Rd turns to dirt, we had hoped to do some hiking out there but it decided to rain and we didn't want to chance getting stuck way out in the middle of nowhere.
We spent early Monday and Tuesday mornings trying to get walkin passes for the wave alas our number was never called. Tuesday after our try we headed to Wirepass Slot Canyon which joins Buckskin Gulch a 20+ mile trail that just happens to have slot canyons where Wirepass trail intersects it. To access Wirepass Trail you need to travel 8 miles down Houserock Valley Rd to the parking area. Just a few of the many photos Dave took on our 7 mile hike.
|If anyone knows what plant this it we'd love to know. What a heavenly smell it has, almost like a lilac.|
Until next time...