After leaving Glen Canyon we headed to Kanab for our free boondocking spot and to explore the area. Actually, the campsite we chose was called Kitchen Wash BLM in Grand Staircase Escalante. It was a very peaceful place that was near some hikes we wanted to do. The three nights we were there we were the only ones. It was super windy and a couple of the mornings we woke up to below freezing temps, one of those mornings to 15 degrees, however it warmed up quickly.
We scored some permits to do a hike in Wirepass/Buckskin Gulch. The permits can be scored at Rec.gov for $6.00 each. If you are in the area we highly recommend doing this hike. It was so beautiful and made us feel like we didn’t miss anything by not being able to go to Antelope Canyon. There were some people but for the most part it wasn’t as crowded as it could have been. The drive up there however is much to be desired. It is an 8 mile horrible road to get to the trailhead. The trailhead shares the same parking area as if you were doing the Wave. We had a nice day and the views were great. We could have brought Eris, however we decided she would be happier at home, after all it was a 5.6 mile hike and we had to go down this sketchy ladder. Ok maybe it was sturdy but it had a huge boulder in the middle of it. Anyway, that was the only sketchy part. I am glad we did this hike. Basically, we did what we wanted to and turned around. If we were to hike the whole thing it would have taken us to Lees Ferry. Of course that would have been 4 days later and 40 miles more. Mike, being the smart man that he is, did not tell me that Backpacker Magazine rated this as the most dangerous hike in the United States as there is no escape in certain/most of the trail. After that hike we felt bad about leaving Eris at home so we took her to Box Canyon. Short easy hike. There were many other hikes but we were ready to move on, so move on we did.
We went into Kanab a couple times. One was to do laundry. What we also found was the headquarters for Stampin’UP. It was fun to see where a good portion of my money went. Beautiful facility, however, when I went in there wasn’t anyone at the receptionist desk. Oh well, still sort of neat. As we were only there for a few days we didn’t do much else.
Oh and the other thing that happened we got stuck in a cow jam. But look how cute.
This is a short post this week, however, next week is all about our time spent in Zion, so be sure to check in next week.
This weeks favorite addition to the camper is our door mat. We got this at the recommendation of my sister inlaw at the Tampa RV Super Show. It is a little spendy coming in at $50.00 but is worth every penny. It is handmade in Florida and the name of the company is Florida Outdoor Mat Company, their phone number is 727/258-8162. We love this thing so much it is the very first thing to go down when we set up camp and also, when we may plan on getting another one when we return to Florida for our cabin. Anyway, if you need a good, durable mat, give them a call.
So enjoy this weeks pics and we will check in with you next week from Zion, and remember to like and follow if you find these interesting and useful or at least entertaining.
Remember to keep exploring, discovering and dreaming and keep asking yourself whatrwewaiting4…
Hope, Mike and Eris