Note Curious Jim in the above photo...leaning into the abyss to better see the bottom. Sometimes he makes his wife Gayle (and the rest of us) squirm. Jim's me times two, in that he
After rough riding the Hurricane Rim single track trail along the edge of the Virgin River Canyon, Boonie and I thought The Tribe might be interested in doing a doggy hike on it. So we loaded man and beast in cars, headed through Lovely Autumn Leafed La Verkin, over to Hurricane (similarly attired) and up to the trailhead just off route 59. You can't miss it as there is a cell tower beaming out 4g's to Boondockers of the high plains desert...but not quite to RV parkers in Virgin (sigh).
Another day of boring, cloudless, blue skies...and remember, folks, it's almost Thanksgiving! Yum, this place November-lishous!
|Bikers have the right-of-way...|
|Now guess who in this photo is from Sunny Florida and who's from up north?|
|Hurricane on the left of the bridge; La Verkin on the right. Red foothills of Kayenta and Snow Canyon wrap the feet of Pine Mountain.|
|"I'm-too-hot" Debbie wonders where the shade is.|
|I found this top-to-bottom crack interesting. Eventually, after a few more freeze and thaws of winter, that segment of monolith will break free and crash into the canyon. I wonder, if there is no one to hear it will it make a sound?|
|China town wash waterfall...named, no doubt, after the Chineese worker camps that sprang up to build the canal.|
|After this shot, Jim took a few more steps toward the edge. A collective "JIM" went up as a chorus from the group.|
Hmm those ledges not for me at all, gotta be at least 20 feet away and then some.ReplyDelete
But looks like y'all had a great day.
Another beautiful day exploring with great company:) Most of the photos are gorgeous...we didn't that last one, thank you!!ReplyDelete
Your tribe wears November well....ReplyDelete
I don't mind edges but think Jim is pushing his luck. That canal looks cool from way up there.ReplyDelete
The only way to really enjoy the view is to "hang 10" on the ledge.ReplyDelete
Gotta go gotta go gotta go. It has been way tooo long since I hung out in red rock country. So, you keep mentioning Hurricane, and I have incredible memories from the early 90's of some hot springs there. They were natural pools along the river at the time. Are they still? Can you still go there or has it gone tourist...ReplyDelete
I'll hang off, but only if I'm on my belly! My boots are collecting dust, wish we were there!ReplyDelete