Exploring the Slot Canyons of Escalante

Yesterday we hired a guide for some training and exploration of the magnificent slot canyons of the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument. We hiked the Round Valley Draw yesterday and will explore some more on our own today.

Plants and Animals Along Halls Creek


We believe these are a collared lizard and a spiny lizard.


The amphibian might be a spade foot toad, and the beautiful cactus is a claretcup (Echinocereus triglochidiatus) in full bloom.