Our neighbors were also in a Solitude so at times it seemed like we were seeing double.
All complaints aside it was fortuitous timing on our part as our friends Steve and MonaLiza of The Lowe's RV Adventures were also staying here. After settling we headed two sites down and enjoyed happy hour while catching up on what had been going on since we last saw them in AZ. Plans were made for the days to come.
Early Friday morning we all headed out to Lick Wash Slot Canyon, this was a hike we had tried to do while in Kanab but rain kept us away. Lick Wash can also be reached from Cannonville, now we got to do it with our friends MonaLiza and Steve. The canyon is filled with Ponderosa pines and Douglas fir trees, after hiking 2.5 of the 4 miles it became more of a wash than a slot canyon so we headed back.
Steve had heard of another nearby slot canyon at Bull Valley Gorge, we all wanted to hike a bit more of the slots. This time we were approaching the slots from above, there was a clear trail along the top so off we went. We asked one lady who was heading back to her car how the canyon was, she said you need to know canyoneering, well then, lets see how far we can go.
Here's where the "real" canyoneering started. From the floor to the top of the rock as about 8' with a rope to assist you in getting back up to the top. Neither MonaLiza or I thought we had the upper body strength to haul ourselves back up so we sent the boys on by themselves.
In the mid 60's this truck went off the road and into the canyon, the three passengers were killed and the truck was left stuck in the gorge.
Saturday after a 60 mile round trip to Panguitch where the only "real" grocery store is Dave and I headed to Kodachrome Basin State Park. Our first hike was Angel's Palace Trail.
Until next time...