In planning my trip I found a dirt road between Cannonville and Escalante. I wanted to ride it, even though it meant riding south on the Cottonwood Canyon road for a little ways. The road heads east from the Grosvenor Arch. When I was there last year I just got a quick shot of the arch from the parking lot, and later wished I had walked up a little closer and got another shot. So, I did that this year.
As I headed east on the road I was going to follow to Escalante i ran into this:
Hmmm. I wondered just how impassable it was, but didn't want to make the 24 mile trip to find out. I got a late start, and by now the sun was getting low. So, I started looking for a campsite. I rode up the road aways to the top of a ridge where there was a turnout. Looking from the turnout there was a small trail leading down to what looked like the perfect campsite. Nice view, anyway. So I rode the TW down the trail and set up camp.
End of Day 1. More to come.