Thursday, October 15
It’s only about 15 miles to Snow Canyon State Park from our camp at Baker Dam Reservoir. I’ve been saving the canyon as a special treat to myself for my birthday (which was over a week ago, so no more birthday wishes please).
The entrance booth is unoccupied when we arrive. I place the six dollar entry fee in an envelope and insert it into the self-pay slot.
“The park was named after early Utah leaders Lorenzo and Erastus Snow. It offers some 16 miles of hiking trails, technical rock climbing, biking and horseback riding. It features a very nice campground open year-round. People also enjoy nature studies, wildlife viewing and photographic opportunities galore.
All of this is set against a stunning backdrop of towering sandstone cliffs colored red and white. A jumble of black lava rock caps some ridges and tumbles down hillsides.”
However, pets aren’t allowed on trails. I think that’s a good thing. People would let their dogs run all over the place and leave poop piles. That wouldn’t be nice for people walking the trails or riding bikes.
The greenery at the bottom of the next photo are full-sized trees.
Bridget and Reggie have been looking out the windows. “I’m sorry we can’t go for a walk here. At least at this place you can get out and look around.”
I pull into the rest room/picnic area.
I want to record their visit to Snow Canyon.
I don’t know what the problem is. Maybe they’re overwhelmed by the weird landscape. They act dopey.
Look at these two stooges. It’s like they’re frozen or something! Golleee….
At the entrance is a sign, “Campground full.” That’s not surprising, given its small size. The RVs are close together on pavement and there’s an adjoining area for tents. I don’t bother taking a photo.
Families are having fun!
Lava rock, sandstone, and trees . . .
When we approach the southern entrance booth, I turn around and backtrack.
Imagine having Snow Canyon a few miles from your door.
From Snow Canyon the crew and I toodle into St. George.
We stop at Smith’s Grocery and I buy that piece of birthday cake I showed you a while back. Soon we’re at camp, the crew playing on their pallet, and me in my lounger reading birthday wishes from blogorinos while forking in the cake and frosting. Yum!
A great day to start another year! I’m glad we have you sharing it with us!
NOTE: In real time (As I write this it is Friday, 10/23) the crew and I are on the road to a new camp, having postponed our move yesterday. I’ll be very surprised if there is internet signal at our destination. I hope you will join in the conversations in the comment section, asking and answering questions, and welcoming anyone new. (Click on the title of this post to open comments.) I thank you in advance for your participation!
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