September 4, 2016
With it being a holiday week-end Joe and I thought we should try a hike outside the national park. Without discussion, Willis Creek was the choice.
It's a 4.8 mile in/out hike about 9 miles from the RV park here in Cannonville. We did this hike in May 2013 with Dover and Wrecks.
They had a blast running through the slot canyons and playing in the stream.
It's a quick and easy descent into the narrows located in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
The beautiful striated rocks that form the canyon walls and the pebble stream bed path make for a pleasant hike.
...and then close in again making the second slot. It is not as narrow as the first slot, but the walls are stunning.
There is one more widening of the walls...
and then they close in for the third time forming the most narrow slot with the tallest walls.
From here, the wide creek bed takes you to the confluence of Willis Creek and Sheep Creek.
When you reach the end, turn right and climb a small hill to see some petroglyphs.
It was an emotional day for Joe and I...such fond memories of our sweet Wrecks...as well as peaceful and beautiful.