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Sleeping Rainbows

Sleeping Rainbows

  • Author: Alison
  • Date Posted: May 5, 2019
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  • Address: Petrified Forest State Park Escalante UT

We are still camped in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, and have been enjoying hiking around the area, as well as meeting some of the townsfolk. This has been a great spot for our first boondock and looks like we can make it 6 days easily with our tanks. We’ve only had to turn the generator on once, and that was only because we were entrenched in a game of Oregon Trail and were about to run out of juice on the laptop. A few more photos from the surrounding area. We are heading north to Hanksville, UT on Tuesday, hopefully without the mouse that found his way into Foxy last night!

We visited Petrified Forest State Park yesterday and hiked the Sleeping Rainbows trail through a forest of amazingly colorful petrified trees.

Scott and one of the largest tree sections we saw

Even a million year old tree needs a hug

Today we visited another nearby State Park, Kodachrome Basin. It’s fascinating how all of the parks are so close to each other, but really have their own unique geology and appearance.

Easy to see where the park gets its colorful name

We dubbed this guy “Gnome Rock”

And a few more photos from around town…
Artistic renderings of the Hole in the Rock Expedition. (See previous post for more info)

Awesome lizard friend at the Visitor Center

Scott multitasking. Saturday Night Live and the Avs game. (We do have a TV, and can plug our phones into it to get a full picture, but since we are off the grid, we would have to run the generator to power the TV.)

Derby Day in Escalante! Yes, that is a mint julep 😉

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  1. Haha!!! What a great time to play Oragan Trail!!! Love it!!

  2. So beautiful! I want a giant lizard kiss too!

  3. Love your chapeau. I was in Port Richey FL for Derby Day. My friend made a verbal bet on a long shot, unfortunately no money or she would have won big 😁

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