Bryce to Escalante, July 30, 2011

Left Bryce, stopping at the Mossy Cave trail outside the park – another hanging garden plus a nice waterfall. From there, on to Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. Into the Willis Creek Trail, where we follow the creek as it winds through a pale beige/gray slot canyon that closes tight, opens wide, and squeezes up around you again. Like Wall Street in Bryce, only not as tall. But we had it almost entirely to ourselves, and enjoyed another picnic lunch with our feet in the creek.

On to Kodachrome Basin State Park, named in the early 1940s for the new Kodak film because the area was so colorful! Back to red, yellow, orange, and greenish sandstone and more strange formations.

Finally, we ended at the 1930s “cottage” owned by the Circle D Motel in Escalante – it’s on the town’s historic buildings tour. Historic artifacts, plus modern conveniences.


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