After Escalante was another Utah State Park – Kodachrome Basin State Park. The campground there provided full hookups but there was no cell or internet service to be had. Fortunately I wasn’t totally off the grid as the DirectTV found a satellite and I was able to watch the election returns late into the night.
As I watch the country elect a new president and respond to that election I appreciate more and more my ability to “check out” and just take a hike with Cory.
“I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons.” Will Rogers
Kodachrome Basin was a great park with camping and hiking opportunities as well as being centrally located to visit Bryce Canyon & more of Grand-Staircase Escalante country. Hikes in this part of the monument included more interesting slot canyons and a unique double arch.
Slot canyons, carved through softer rock by the powerful force of flowing water make great hiking opportunities.
Often you can hike as far as your feet will take you up through these canyons with the walls rising and falling all around you. Willis Creek and the Cottonwood Narrows were both easily accessible by graded dirt road.
Visitors can spend weeks and even months exploring this vast and untamed monument.
Fall is a beautiful time of year to visit, less crowds and many sunny (but cool) days. Nights here dropped down into the high 20’s so tent camping would have been a bit uncomfortable but in the RV it was downright cozy! Heading to Zion as I continue my travels south.
One last thought from Will Rogers (political humorist in the 1920’s and 30’s) still applicable today:
“Things will get better — despite our efforts to improve them.”