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Old 06-18-2011, 03:32 PM   #5
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at the end Burr Trail we camped at Deer Creek Campground. Awesome little spot but bring the bug spray as the Mosquitos were killer. (sorry no pics)

In the morning we roll into Boulder and catch breakfast at the Burr Trail resturant, You cant miss it. A bit pricey but the food was good. From there we hit Hells Backbone road, an early road from Boulder to Escalante

top of Hells Backbone

on Hells Backbone we stop at Posey Lake, old stomping grounds for the wife.

after the cold night in the sleeping bags at Deer Creek the wife decided we needed a motel so we rolled into Escalante and stayed at the Prospector inn, it was a nice place and had a mini fridge and Microwave for $66 a night plus tax. This became home base for the next few nights while we explored the region. The hotel had a resturant behind it with massive portions of biscuts n Gravy .....mmmmm.

Escalante is a cool hip little town with several places to eat and everything other than the well stocked gas station closes around 8pm so eat early or its corndogs in the microwave.

While we were getting gas and food at the gas station a guy rolled up on an old Harley. He called himself the Desert Doctor, he runs a small bike shop in Escalante and stocks tires for big duallies and cruisers. nice guy.

Next morning headed to Calf Creek to hike to the Lower water falls.
Its a round trip 5.5 mile hike from the parking lot but its worth it. How many times have you seen and impressive waterfall in the desert?

road to the falls

Lower Calf Creek Falls

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