With any adventure, the idea was to hit up new places and try out different things. After leaving the Swell, everything would be new to us.
With that in mind, we headed down to Goblin Valley to go hike a slot Canyon at night on the full moon. We had a hearty meal of hot dogs and loaded our packs with a hefty amount of wine, beer and whiskey.
Brother getting a nice overhead shot of camp
Full moon rising, almost time to hit the trail
Hot dogs rolled in croissants roasting on the fire. They were mighty tasty. Give it a shot next time youre camping
The slot canyon hike begins
Some spots got pretty high and techical....nothing we couldnt handle in our inebriated state though
Parallel to the ground
The canyon headed up was Little Wild Horse and the canyon down was Bell's Canyon
There was water below so we had to tread carefully along the way
Embracing the Awesomeness!
Holding down the fort for everyone to pass through
Pretty good drop below
It looks safer in the dark though
We parted ways with the brother the following morning and the adventure was about to get into full swing. We wanted to head down towards Monument Valley, but we had this big thing called Lake Powell blocking our way. No worries, the Powell ferry had our backs! We were the first ones waiting on the dock, so the line wasnt too long....
All loaded up to cross
So one of the best things about adventuring are the random people you meet. Here is Bethany. We dubbed her the Beer Fairy.
Fitting we met her on the ferry too. We rode all morning and it was pretty dam hot down there. Guess who happened to have a cooler of ice cold beer?.... Thats right, the beer fairy! Bethany was travelling around the US and eventually making her way to Hawaii to do some WOOFing. If anyone runs across her in their travels, buy her a round on us! She was truly a lifesaver.
Getting ready to depart. Next up is Monument Valley and some of the best scenery Colorado has to offer