Photo of the Day: Spooky Canyon

Spooky Canyon, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

October 15th, 2020

It’s been a long, fun day. We left camp at 4:30 a.m. to catch the stars and sunrise at Bryce Canyon, then packed up and moved on to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. This area is big, requiring a bit of driving to get to the good stuff, so we rattled down a dusty dirt road for 25 miles to hike Peek-a-Boo and Spooky slot canyons. What an adventure! The canyons are curvaceous, eroded by water and wind, and so narrow in some places it’s like a full-body jigsaw puzzle trying to fit through.

Spooky Canyon was especially pretty with its color and texture as you can see in the photo. I shot the five-mile trek with an iPhone rather than my Nikon as it would have been too precarious slotting through while juggling equipment. Full post coming soon!

More tomorrow,

Kelly

Photo of the Day: Adding a bit of light to the darkness as we get through the pandemic together. This series features travel photos from my archives, shared with you while staying close to home.

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