For the July 4th weekend we went out to chase some waterfalls, car packed with camping gear, food and a friend, destination as far away from people as possible. Driving through Capitol Reef National Park, sleeping in the car on a random parking lot and continuing south to reach Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument we didn’t see many cars pass. Starting our hike early to enjoy the morning cool weather we even got to keep the Lower Calf Creek Falls to ourselves. Only coming back we started to see more people hiking towards the falls.
We have cacti growing wild one block from our apartment. Still I’m childishly excited every time I see them in nature. Especially if they are blooming (pictures here, text unrelated). They give me the same kind of childish joy as splashing in water with shoes on. Or sitting at the back of a moving boat and sticking your fingers in the water. Small joys of life.
Ever since first visiting the Escalante area back in 2013, knowing I’ll be married in a few days, nervous and excited, I’ve been wanting to go back. I’m still not done with the area, since we were not able to do everything we planned. When we reached the road to Peek A Boo and Spooky Slot Canyons, it looked like it’s going to rain. Not wanting to risk it in a slot canyon with flash flood danger, we decided to skip the canyons. But now I have more reasons to go back.