Rocks rocks rocks.
We were up and out pretty early this morning.
Taking the long way home.
Sometimes on foot.
We left Escalante via Kodachrome.
We learned about the rock layers -which were visible- from the late Cretaceous and late Jurassic periods.Very cool.
And then to a lovely lunch at Clarke's Restaurant in Tropic.Where Trev read the menu. For the first time. That has to be a bit gratifying, don't you think?
Another exploration via Mossy Cave
Mossy Cave is a shelter, not a true cave, and is fed through a natural spring in its ceiling. In the winter icicles form from the ceiling. In summer it's a gorgeous, cool place with moss and raindrops falling down. Beautiful!...
and its nearby waterfall.
So many pink and orange rocks!So, so pretty.
And breathtaking Hoodoos.
Further down the road -a hundred miles or so- we stopped early this evening at Fremont Indian State Park
for a visit to their museum and to see (and touch) toys, tools, rugs, etc
to learn that an obsidian blade at three nanometers is 210 to 1.050 times sharper than a steel scalpel.Woh.
and to view 1.000 year old rock art panels.
We also were thrilled to find our second rattle snake!!
And to get to climb into an actual pithouse (never mind that it's not a thousand years old, it's made the same way) and to see the Fremont Indians' version of a granery.
After a couple of times of not getting to see and certainly not climb on or around such things, this was a real treat!
No more stops.We were homeward bound.
And now we're here.
Safe and sound.
And happy and tired.
all is well.