Day 4– Canyon 1

For our family day, we tried to get to Marble Canyon, but the road was so bad we had to turn back. As an alternative, we went ahead and hiked Canyon 1 (see Day 1 and maps on my blog if you don’t know what I mean by Canyon 1) since it was in the same general area. Canyon 1 was not as interesting as Canyon 3, but was still worth visiting. It had a neat gorge section with a series of dry falls, and then a nice section later on with colorful wall patterns. I guess I will also try to hit Canyon 2 on this trip to group 1-3 together all into one report. One thing that was very interesting was that I found a truck parked at the parking area for Canyon 3 today. I can only assume that somebody read my Day 1 update and then came out to hike Canyon 3 to see what secrets it holds. Because there would be no other reason to park in that spot and these canyons are all undocumented and not typical hiking areas.

I also dropped by the FCVC today and was impressed with the new exhibits. They were very well done. Some of my pictures are in use there which was neat to see. It is a privilege to be a part of the new Visitor Center even in a small way.

Stefan back hiking once again in the Ten Canyons Region
Stefan back hiking once again in the Ten Canyons Region
A pretty dry fall in the gorge area of Canyon 1
A pretty dry fall in the gorge area of Canyon 1
A diagonal slot area with patterned walls
A diagonal slot area with patterned walls