Sunday, November 11, 2012

Solo Hike

A little piece of Paradise that is not easy to find

Thanks to Jim and Gayle, we found Red Cliffs recreation area.  We have been coming to SW Utah for
close to 30 years and we never knew about this place.  There are very few signs so you must know where you
are going before hand.  And we hardly ever know where we are going. :-)

Once you find the correct interstate exit and the access road,  there are two small tunnels to negotiate

Goldie had to "suck it in"

A picturesque campground with just 12 sites
sits at the base of the cliffs

Mark wanted to work on his blog post, so I did a solo hike up Quail Creek on the Red Reef Trail

It was not always a trail

An oasis in the desert

This part looked interesting

Coming up was easy 

I soon ran into a tangle of boulders and vegetation blocking my way

Going back down was spooky.
A pleasant afternoon of exploration 


Barney (The Old Fat Man) said...

Excellent coverage of the hike. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! I wanna go there to do that hike! How far away is it? I need to do some googleing. -Susan

Mark Johnson said...

Sorry I missed it now :((

Brian said...

"Life is always better on the edge" ;)

Jim and Gayle said...

That is a beautiful hike. We could not work up the courage to climb over the rock with the rope so thanks for showing me what was back there.

I can't believe Mark missed it.


Sunny said...

Beautiful rock formations. I would go there just to see all I could within (for me) walking distance. Lovely ictures!