Escalante River Area, Utah
Dave Svilar, Jill W
Fort Collins to Las Vegas is a long drive so we stopped in the Escalante River Canyon area for a one day/two night break to take photos and relax. This area is full of accessible, easy-to-tour slot canyons. We visited photogenic Zebra and Big Horn during the morning hours and lounged at Devil's Garden in the evening.
|One of the most photogenic slot
canyons on the entire Colorado Plateau (entire World!).
Unfortunately a bird, who's nest was above, had pooped all over the
prettiest part of the wall limiting my photo angles. Some of it is
visible on the left wall.
|Streaking. Dave moves
through slot canyons with such speed, power, and grace that even the
snap of a camera can't fully capture him.
|Jill at the exit to Zebra Slot
with what appears to be a fake sky. Rest assured, that sky is real
and that beautiful woman prancing in the sand is my girlfriend.
|Our guidebook suggested we may
have to swim through this short slot. We came prepared, but found
nothing but mud.
|We spent a lazy hour trying to
teach Jill how NOT to throw like a girl. Here she looks like
vintage Nolan Ryan.
|Big Horn Slot was uglier than the guidebook suggested, but the entrance - seen in the above two photos - had some interesting texturing, Jill's favorite part of the desert sandstone.|
- compiled October 2008
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