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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Taylor Creek Trail

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Our day started with a squirrel in a bush next to the rig, watching the fancy Class A next to us.

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We headed for the northwest corner of Zion which is accessible only from Interstate 15. This is the Kolob Canyons area, which are finger-like smaller Zion canyons in the making.

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You can drive to an overlook at see more big wall sandstone…

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and rather provacative scenery.

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As our usual mode of operation, we went for a hike, specifically up the middle fork of Taylor Creek. A nice five mile round trip into a tightening canyon with a running stream.

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There were quite a few stream crossings. In fact, I counted 55 crossings of this stupid stream on the trip back. All in 2.5 miles!

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Other times, the trail smelled of deep woods pine.

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Before slogging back into the middle of the creek.

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We meet this fine female, who thought we should get out of the way instead!

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She must have lived here.

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Nice desert varnish in the making with actual water.

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This is the end of the trail, a huge undercut cave structure. A double overhang was suspended above the entrance with a small overflow of water. The picture does not do it justice.

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Water dancing in the air…

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