We arrrived Saturday afternoon (a 6 hour 15 minute drive to Green River and then 20-25 minutes to our campsite) to a beautiful spot on BLM land near Goblin Valley State Park.
Left to right (Clint,Dianne, Dianna, Jeanette, Donna Gail, and Donna.
Donna setting up a chair near our (Dianne and my) table. (Everyone slept in back of their SUV)
Donna Gail, her husband Clint, Donna, and myself (Wolfgang)
Wolfgang (Mr. Coffee gourmet) grinding his coffee Sunday morning.
Starting the hike into Ding and Dang canyons. We're hiking in to Ding and out on Dang.
Ding Canyon finally starts to develop into a slot.
Donna Brockman and Donna Gail. Ding canyon continues just ahead.
Dianne climbing up the first of many drops in Ding canyon. (Ding is uphill)
I climbed up in Ding Canyon to shoot this.
Clint giving his wife a boost.
We're hiking around the end of Ding to enter the far end of Dang to hike back to the trail head. (Dang is the more difficult of the two canyons)
On the trail to Dang.
Dianne on the way in to Dang.
Donna on rappel on the first big drop inside of Dang. We saw the drop and said "Dang!"
A ledge just after the first drop in Dang.
Another down climb in Dang.
Lunch break in Dang (most of the tough stuff is behind us).
Dianne and my Subaru Outback camping near the trail head of the west rim of Horseshoe canyon.
Dianne and my Subaru Outback at our campsite at the trailhead of West Horseshoe Canyon.
Hiking into Horseshoe canyon Monday morning.
Petroglygphs in "The Alcove" in Horseshoe canyon.
Petroglygphs in "The Great Gallery" in Horseshoe canyon. These are considered the best and largest collection of prehistoric art in a single location.
Petroglygphs in "The High Gallery" in Horseshoe canyon.
Camping in a remote location (Moonshine wash trail head) Monday night.
Dianna and Jeanette cooking some sausages at our campsite at Moon Shine canyon Monday niight.
Starting our hike Tuesday morning at the start of Moonshine canyon.
Starting our hike Tuesday morning at the start of Moonshine canyon. Picture taken of Wolfgang to log a virtual geocache in the canyon.
Scouting expedition Monday night to make sure we knew the route to enter the canyon.
The old "Sheep Bridge" over Moonshine canyon.
The canyon widens and then we hike for several miles before we reach a good escape point. The exit waypoint that I had looked like a pretty difficult climb.
Dianne and I hiked to the sheep bridge from our campsite. This is the sheep bridge from above.
Getting ready to enter High Spur (to North East Spur) canyon Wednesday morning.
Entering High Spur (to North East Spur) canyon Wednesday morning.
The start of High Spur (to North East Spur) canyon Wednesday morning.
Climbing out of North East Spur canyon.
Dianne and I decided to hike Little Wild Horse to Bell Canyon (near Goblin Valley State Park and Temple Mountain Road) on Thursday morning after spending the night in a room in Hanksville, Utiah (very nice little village).
Dianne on a climb up (the hard point of the hike all day) on a location 10 minutes beyond the trail head before the trail splits for Littel Wildhorse and Bell canyons.
The start of Little Wildhorse Canyon
Dianne starting up Little Wildhorse canyon.
The end of Little Wildhorse Canyon.
Outside of Little Wildhorse Canyon now turning left (west) to the road to hike to Bell Canyon.
On the road to Bell Canyon (this is about 1 to 2 miles).
Entering Bell Canyon (this canyon is much faster and is a pretty quick exit to the trail head).
This is looking back to the trail junction where Little Wild horse trail starts at the right and Bell Canyon is straight ahead. I
It took us about four hours round trip which included looking for four geocaches (and finding three).
We spent Thursday night in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. This is Friday morning getting ready to ski (for Dianne and myself the very first time) at Wolf Creek. (This resort reportedly gets more snow than any other Colorado resort).
Dianne on the slopes at Wolf Creek.
The main springs at Pagosa Springs.