Oh, Utah, you always exceed expectations.
This was our four visit to Utah and still she amazes us.
Below is a brief recap of some of the wonder and joys and discomfort we experienced during the three weeks we traveled in southern Utah.
- Sleeping in late when camping at temperatures falling as low as 9F/-15C
- Squirmed our way through a few slot canyons and scrambled through many other canyons
- Watched a couple of female desert bighorn sheep trot across the P-J forest
- Skirted around a sun-bathing on slick rock rattlesnake
- Spooked a jackrabbit in rabbitbrush
- Hiked past a herd of female mule deer and startled one great big buck
- Watched the sun rise and set almost every day
- Was serenaded by canyon wrens and nuthatches
- Found Ancestral Puebloan ruins, petroglyphs and pictographs
- Read books by headlamp
- Ate a lot of oatmeal breakfasts, Luna bars and trail mix for lunch and dinners of rice and beans
- Wished upon a shooting star; marvelled at many more
- Found free showers
- Ate lots of cookies while sitting on rocks
- Drank litres of tea
- Found frozen waterfalls
- And we met a dog that purrs. And no. That is not a typo. A dog that purrs!
All in all it’s been a good few weeks.