This is what we THOUGHT would happen on Day 12, so we used a journalism trick and wrote the story we would have….
Today was a rest day. We lingered at the B&B, Chris took pictures, we eventually hit an art gallery, a really cool coffee shop perched on the side of a canyon.
Then Jenn had to say, “why don’t we just drive to this town called Boulder.”
So in the late morning, we set off to find something in Boulder, Utah, called the Burr Trail (which is actually a road) and had one of the highlight adventures of the trip.
Burr Trail Road is basically a back-country route east through some of the craziest sandstone formations you will ever see. On an unmarked pull-off, by the side of that road, though, was one experience Jenn hoped Chris would have, but was resigned that she would be unable to share, visiting a slot canyon. This slot, though, nature had made according to ADA – down to the slight incline from the pull-off.
The canyon was actually only about a hundred yards off the road, accessible through sandy soil, flat ground and impediment free. It was a real gift to find it, and it feels like a place one should revere.
Fate gives us the chance to take some interesting detours, and sometimes they are the best roads in life.
Tomorrow is another day on the move, visiting Zion National Park. When we have the downtime to write and the wifi to upload, we’ll tell you about the detour there.
Now some pictures from the slot.