Random Wanderings - Grand Staircase-Escalante national Monument


May 3, 2013
Lower Calf Creek Falls, Escalante River benches, Hole-in-the-Rock-Road, and other goodies. My friends left after the first week, we had one more day to scramble around before I was on my own. Solitude. Stayed out for 2 more nights, mother nature had different plans than what I had in store but no biggie...its all good out here.

After 4 days in the wilds, its tough to beat this little slice of heaven. Don't skip the Grill, and I'm not just saying that because I used to work there. the Biscuits and Gravy...oh man...

Pictographs on the hike to Lower Calf Creek Falls

Lower Calf Creek Falls. Go early!

100 Hands Pictograph Panel above the Escalante

Camp at Sooner Rocks. No one around! Probably smart...rained out early the next morning.

GSENM surprises



Hole in the Rock Road


Claret Cup

Eatons Penstemon

Rain chased me all the way to Missouri. Sampled some fine microbrews in Ft. Hays, KS and Columbia, MO on the way home. I highly recommend drinking your way through the midwest.

See ya next year Utah.

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May 3, 2013
We had dinner there Friday, May 1 and breakfast the next morning. What do you do there @NateGeesaman ? 9 years ago I was a cook for a few months, I fell under the spell of the area traveling through, met a bunch of HBG'ers and the next thing I knew...
It was good to see Colleen, Jessica and Caroline, glad some thing never change down there. Food is still incredible.
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Oct 1, 2012
Fantastic trip and love the photos. I've never eaten at HBG, must rectify that as soon as possible!


Sep 12, 2014
great photos, again. what tent is that?


May 3, 2013
Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2. I use it for car camping when I don't have my dog along.
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