Halloween | Sunday, October 31, 2010
On Sunday I was on my own again and didn’t want to get too far from home. I decided to head over into Utah to do some more exploring around the Yellow Cat and Highlands areas just north of Arches National Park. I started out by checking out a few trails around Lost Spring Canyon before making my way over to Winter Camp Ridge. In the spring I had started to look for a short slot canyon in the area, but didn’t have the time to complete the search. This time I knew exactly where I was going and took the short hike down into the Winter Camp slot canyon.
Different color on each wall of the slot
After finishing up the hike I had a quick lunch and then headed north towards the Book Cliffs.
View across Sagers Flat with the La Sal Mountains in the background
It seems that I end up visiting the Sego Canyon pictographs and petroglyphs about once a year, so I figured I would keep up the tradition…
Some Barrier style pictographs
A few Ute pictographs
On my way back through Thompson Springs, I noticed an old abandoned motel along the road, so I stopped to take a few photos…
I see you
The old Thompson railroad station
Headed towards Pinon Mesa along the old highway
The layers of the Book Cliffs
I made it home shortly before it got dark out and in time to not have any trick-or-treaters stop by our house all night.