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Old 09-29-2012, 03:32 PM   #53
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For reasons that escape me, I didn't wear my camelbak and only brought a small bottle of Gatorade with me. I figured I would scope it out, head to Goblin Valley State Park to make my camp for the night (and grab a shower) then come back either later today or early tomorrow. I still should have brought more water than I did, because it's hot and dry and the canyon is not unlike an oven..

I encounter my first significant narrow..

Imagine this slot being blasted with water, debris being blasted through, flying everywhere. Yeah, it's a dry-weather hike..

The canyon turns to this..

and this..

Yeah, right!? Pretty cool to see what sandy water has done to the rock...

I take a sip of water, holding some of it in my mouth (as that seems to help quench my thirst more than if I simply swallow) and am at half-a-bottle. Time to turn around for now. When I come back, I'll bring plenty of water and some food as well.

It is good to be right here, on this day, right now. There is everything to smile about..

The road to Hell is paved...
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