Weather oh weather, you sure make being a traveler challenging. Following a fab hike at Red Canyon on the Losee Canyon Trail and a night of snow, a few hours in town made sense. When the morning turned to blowing snow with temps below 30, I knew I’d made the right decision. However, once the storm ceased, it was time to drive east on Highway 12. I chose not to stop at Bryce Canyon National Park as it was getting late in the day and I’d been there before during the off season.
It might have been a little chilly that night in my dispersed campsite with a view of Powell Point. Interestingly it was 34 outside when I arrived but the sun was shining in my window and warmed my car to a toasty 67 before bed.
After a stop in Escalante at the BLM Grand Staircase-Escalante Visitor Center to determine road and trail conditions, I decided to hike a nearby route to Phipps Arch. This is a WOW guidebook recommendation. It was great to be back in GSE.
- March 19, 2018
- Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
- Hiking from Here to WOW in Utah Canyon Country (look for the 2018 edition)