It is almost impossible to show, in a photo, the immensity and grandeur of the rocks, canyons, cliffs, gorges, spires and domes in this national park. It is indescribably fabulous, rivaling Arches National Park as my favorite of the “desert rock” national parks.
On our hike yesterday, I asked Odel to walk ahead in Grand Wash, then turn and wave at me to provide scale to the canyon walls. Can you see him here?? (Click on the photo to enlarge it.)
Look inside the black triangle, twice as tall as Odel (and he just reminded me that you will want to know he is 6’1”, to provide accurate scale).
In our first 36 hours, we’ve driven the Scenic Drive (a total understatement), hiked the Grand Wash and - with Kate and Terry (Travels in Cholula Red), full-timers in a Lazy Daze who are here next to us in Wonderland RV Park (click here to read our review) – eaten at “southern Utah’s best restaurant”, Cafe Diablo.
We visited the excellent, small Visitor Center here in Torrey, and have so many hikes and drives on our “to do” list that I doubt we will get all of them done. Not much time (or desire) to be sitting inside on the computer in this wonderland!
For those who asked for the recipe for German Potato Salad cooked in the crockpot, I’ll add it to the blog when I have a chance. But now, gotta’ run – we’re off to hike among the golden aspen today.