Distractions and deviations

Wednesday 28th September. By Jodie.

The only thing we’ve done do far this part of the trip that was in the original plan is a 2 day visit to Bryce Canyon NP. We had in mind to go to Canyonlands, Arches, Capitol Reef, Grand Canyon and to hike the Narrows in Zion.

First we were sidetracked at Kolob Canyon, then Cedar Breaks, then Kodachrome, but we thought “no worries” let’s take it slowly, we have lots of time.

We were asking people about Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.  So we came here, and now we are on a week long hike in the canyons near Escalante, and it is spectacular. How could this not have been on our radar?

Then people told us about Paria River Canyon, the best hike in the area according to those in the know. So we will go there, why not? And we read about the Wave, a place so beautiful that people come from all over the world to see it. Access is restricted but let’s try to go there.

After weeks of wishing we could sea kayak more on this trip, we suddenly had the idea to kayak in Lake Powell, the dam on the Colorado River.

Once we fit all that good stuff to our itinerary, we will only have time to hike the Narrows and Grand Canyon from the original wish list.

I love it when a plan comes together. I love it even more when a plan is replaced by a better one.

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About paulandjodie

Our first blog, five star tent, was a six month project in parallel with a journey on foot and by kayak from Alaska to Patagonia. Now back to real life, Jodie is inspired to start blogging again, just a little bit, with photo theme hop.
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