Last Few Days at our Paria River Camp

Wednesday, May 2 to Friday, May 4

Wednesday turns out to be a very rainy day, so it is a good day to go to the library in Page. All my devices have updates that need to be installed, for which I need wifi. I spend about three hours in the library and then run by Safeway for a couple items. As I’m driving home, the rain is fairly heavy.  The road leading to camp goes through a good size wash. When I get to it there is a few inches of water running. The BLM has installed some type of rubber matting in the wash so there is good traction and I drive through with no problem. Without the matting that wash would be a mess every time it rains as there is a fair amount of traffic on this road.  Continue reading “Last Few Days at our Paria River Camp”

A Slot Canyon Hike

Wednesday, April 25th

One of the most popular hikes in this area is Wire Pass Canyon. The trailhead is on House Rock Road about eight miles south of Hwy 89. This is also part of one of the most popular hikes in the US. This hike can start at Buckskin Gulch or at Wire Pass Canyon which ends in Buckskin Gulch. The hike continues on down Buckskin Gulch to the confluence of the Paria River. And from there on to the confluence with the Colorado River at Lees Ferry. This involves hiking in the river a good part of the time. The hike is about 44 miles and takes 4 days. Continue reading “A Slot Canyon Hike”