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Grand Staircase-Escalante, Toadstools

Toadstools Trail

(nr Church Wells UT) Within the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument was a trail called The Toadstools; the trailhead was right off of US-89. It was supposed to have some hoodoos, and other rocks. The first part of the hike went into a canyon and past colorful cliffs. Near the end was where the special rocks […]

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Shiprock

Shiprock Plus

(nr Shiprock NM) Another well known peak called Shiprock, could be seen from miles away. It is located on Navajo land, and is considered by them to be sacred. So, no hiking or climbing allowed. It sat a goodly distance from the road. I drove several miles off the main highway in order to get […]

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Just outside Bisti Badlands

Pre-Bisti Badlands

(nr Tsaya NM/NN) The day before my trek into the Bisti Wilderness, I checked out an area across the road from the parking lot. While outside the designated area, it looked interesting. So, I went traipsing around to see what I could find. To my surprise there were some really interesting rock formations. Like a […]

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