Dave Scudder (with
Bill Priedhorsky as primary trip planner)
Los Alamos Mountaineers
Photo Gallerys: Jan Studebaker
Many of us had been dying to get
back to the Escalante-Grand Staircase National Monument in Utah. Bill
Priedhorsky put it together for us, with the able bodied assistance of his
co-leader Dave Scudder. This time we would horse pack into Sand Creek
Canyon for exploratory day hikes in October of 2003.
makes up the higher elevations of the monument.
which included Cosima and me, hiked almost every waking hour. We always
returned to the same camp for dinner and sleep. This was our standard
mode for canyon country. We did slickrock and canyons, but we always
kept an eye out for pools of water to cool off in.......we found plenty this
HERE to view our
Sand Creek gallery.
Bill's group was
separate from ours, but we did hike together to a limited extent. We
camped down canyon from one another. Bill's excellent trip report for the
Los Alamos Mountaineers covers the details of his groups activities, which
are similar to what we did with Dave. Click HERE to view Bill's complete Sand Creek trip report.
There & Back:
The nicest thing
about driving out and back to this isolated spot is the incredible beauty
of the areas that we got to pass through; namely the Glen Canyon National
Recreation Area and the Capital Reef National Park. In addition, we drove
right by the Goosenecks State Park. The many stops along the way fully
justified the drive. Click HERE to view our
"Getting There & Back" gallery.