Trail Pictures

Wildhorse Window

Wildhorse Window

Wildhorse Window

Wildhorse Window

Cory @ Wildhorse

Window

Drawings

Wildhorse Window

Cory @ Wildhorse

Window

Cory @ Little Wildhorse

Canyon

Cory @ Little Wildhorse

Canyon

Cory @ Little Wildhorse

Canyon

Cory @ Little Wildhorse

Canyon

Cory @ Little Wildhorse

Canyon

Cory @ Little Wildhorse

Canyon

Cory @ Crack Canyon

Cory @ Crack Canyon

Cory @ Crack Canyon

Cory @ Crack Canyon

Crack Canyon

Mars Research

Robber's Roost

Robber's Roost

Cory @ Robber's Roost

Cory @ Robber's Roost

Robber's Roost

Robber's Roost

Henry Mountains

Henry Mountains

Cory on slickrock

Cory on slickrock

Cory

Cory @ Beaver Canyon

Cory @ Beaver Canyon

Cory @ Beaver Canyon

Cory @ Beaver Canyon

Cory @ Beaver Canyon

Cory @ Robber's Roost

Cory @ Robber's Roost

Cory @ Robber's Roost

Cory over the Dirty

Devil

Cory @ Robber's Roost

Robber's Roost

Robber's Roost

Robber's Roost

Robber's Roost

Dirty Devil River

Henry Mountains

Robber's Roost

Cory over the Dirty

Devil

Cory beng silly

Robber's Roost

Robber's Roost

Robber's Roost

Robber's Roost

Robber's Roost

Robber's Roost

Robber's Roost

Robber's Roost

Robber's Roost

Robber's Roost

Where we were

Cory @ Robber's Roost

Robber's Roost

Robber's Roost

Robber's Roost

My truck

Needles

Needles

Needles

Needles

Needles

Needles

Cory taking pictures

Castelton Tower

Castelton Tower

Castelton Tower

Sun

Sun

Sun

Sun

Sun

Cory at North Window

Cory at North Window

Cory at North Window

Turret Arch

Balanced Rock

Balanced Rock

Balanced Rock

Delicate Arch

Delicate Arch

Delicate Arch

Delicate Arch

Delicate Arch

Delicate Arch

Delicate Arch

Sunset

Sunset

Sunset

Sunset

La Sal Mountains

Canyonlands

Canyonlands

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Canyonlands

Canyonlands

Canyonlands

Canyonlands

Canyonlands

Canyonlands

Mesa Arch

Mesa Arch

La Sals

Canyonlands

Canyonlands

Cory on Mesa Arch

Cory on Mesa Arch

Mesa Arch

Mesa Arch

Canyonlands

Canyonlands

Mesa Arch

Canyonlands from

Grandview

Canyonlands

Canyonlands

Canyonlands

Canyonlands

Canyonlands

Canyonlands

Cory @ Grandview

Southern Utah with Cory

        Utah Area Trails Causey Sep 2013 Leidy Peak/Lakeshore Little East Fork Blacks Fork Brown Duck Basin Robber's Roost May 13 Coyote Gulch 2013 Happy Canyon Robber's Roost Mar 13 Comet Needles Feb 2013 Colton Cabin Moab Bill Moonshine Wash Uintas Fall 2012 McCoy Park 2012 Spider Lake Popo Agie Tosi Creek West Fork Blacks Fork East Fork Bear River Camp East Fork Bear River Center Park Uinta River Moab and San Rafael Swell Dirty Devil with James West Desert San Rafael Desert S. Utah with Cory Lake Powell 2011 The Needles The Maze E Fork Burnt Fork Leidy Peak Burnt Fork Granite Highline Causey May 11 Green River Buck Canyon Antelope Apr 11 Smith Fork Grizzly Ridge Yurt Moab Arches Bear River Moab Flight Snowbasin Art Nord Moab Rim Zion Dry Fork Naturalist Basin Timpanogos Cave Meteor Shower Yellowstone Creek McCoy Park Ostler Creek Granddaddy Causey Southern Utah Coyote Gulch White Canyon - Moqui Canyon Tetons - Cabin Southern Utah Wildhorse Canyon Snowbasin Great Salt Lake Snowbasin Robber's Roost Deep Creeks Farmington Canyon Nine Mile Canyon Fish Lake - McCoy Park Harris Wash Antelope Island Moab Southern Utah Log Hollow Moab Lake Powell Wasatch Buckskin Gulch Deseret Peak Pine Valley Logan Canyon Causey Reservoir China Meadows Haystack Lake Cow Park Highline Grandaddy Lakes Amethyst Basin Uintas Cat Canyon Southern Utah Southern Utah Glen Canyon Swett Canyon Antelope Island Uintas - Yurt Pebble Creek Robbers Roost Antelope/ Lost Creek N Fork Provo River Capitol Reef Pine Valley Wilderness Uintas Stillwater Reservoir Grandaddy Mountain Logan Canyon Canyonlands Arches Twin Lakes Kabell Lake Amethyst Basin South Cedar Ridge Canyon Hurricane Wash Middle Fork of the Ogden River Moab Cat Canyon Crack Canyon Causey Reservoir St George Log Hollow Canyonlands Steam Mill Canyon Row Bench Rubies Highline Causey Reservoir Flat Tops Grand Daddy Lake Antelope Island White Pine Lake Brown Duck Flaming Gorge Snowbasin Swasey Lakes Spooky Gulch White Rock Bay Grand Gulch Cat Canyon Moon Lake Antelope Island Antelope Island Long Park Grand Daddy Lake Hades Pass Tom's Canyon Just arrived

I finally convinced my brother Cory to get on an airplane and visit something west of the

Mississippi River.  From 18-22 Jan 12, I showed him around Southern Utah.  On Wednesday

night we stayed in Green River.  We got up on Thursday and headed into the San Rafael

Swell.  We first hiked at Wildhorse Canyon (Google Map) up to Wildhorse Window (or Skylight

Arch).  I had never hiked to the arch, and it was nice.  After leaving Wildhorse, we headed to

Little Wildhorse.  While the road out to Little Wildhorse was never that bad, they have improved

it.  I'm not sure that's a good thing.  Oh well.  We just hiked a couple of hours up the Little

Wildhorse branch of the loop, but Cory really liked the slot canyon.  That was good.  After

doing Little Wildhorse, I started to head out towards Ramp Canyon, but the drive looked like it

was going to take too much of the day, so we headed over to Crack Canyon.  We spent a

couple of hours hiking down Crack, which is a pretty nice canyon.  We then headed down to

the end of the road to Chute Canyon.  I thought I would see again why I couldn't drive down

the Behind the Reef Rd...it's because the road is pretty well washed out right at Chute.  I might

try driving into it from the opposite end.  We saw what looked like a mine opening near the

parking lot, and climbed up to look at it.  It was definitely a mine opening, but it didn't look like it

went very far back.  We then headed to Hanksville for the night, where we learned that both

restaurants were closed, and we had to eat hot dogs out of the gas station.  Good times.

The next day we got up and headed to the Angel Point Trail in Robber's Roost.  We hiked

down to the bench just above the Dirty Devil and then hiked across the bench back towards

Robber's Roost Canyon.  This is a really pretty area...I think Cory decided he liked these views

about as much as he liked the slot canyon.  After leaving here, we headed out to try a technical

canyon at Monoxide Canyon (Google Map).  The hike started down a wash, but very quickly

deepened and got very pretty.  We hiked along the top of the canyon, where Cory found what

looked like some Indian ruins...that was cool.  We then dropped down into the canyon and

hiked a ways.  We were going slower than planned, and we eventually got to where we had to

do some scrambling over boulders.  The scramble looked tougher than we had time for, and

we still hadn't gotten to the rappel.  We decided that we just didn't have enough time to

negotiate the obstacles we would be encountering in the canyon, so we turned around and

headed back out.   The canyon was nice, though.  It would be good to try it, although the

description I had really didn't help very much, so I think I would need to have more time to

figure it out on my own.  But this will probably be a canyon that I do after I get a little more

experience, because the anchor at the rappel may not be that easy.  After leaving here, we

drove towards Blanding through Hite.  Cory really liked the view over Hite and Lake Powell.

We made it to Natural Bridges just as the sun was setting.  We tried to see some ruins, but it

was getting too dark, despite running down the trail in the twilight to make it before it was dark.

We stopped at some ruins in the dark on the highway, and enjoyed the dark skies.  We then

headed into Blanding for the night.

The next day the weather wasn't as great, so we did a lot of driving.  We drove across the

Colorado state line so Cory could go to Colorado, then we drove out into the Needles.  From

there, we made a short trip up to the La Sals, but the snow was coming down too hard, so we

didn't drive far.  Then we made our way into Moab, where we first checked out Fisher Towers,

and then we went to Arches.  In Arches, we did the North Window and got some pictures at

Delicate Arch.  We spent the night in Moab.

On Sunday, we first drove out to the trailhead for the Moab Rim, because I wanted to show

Cory how crazy some of the 4 wheel drive roads are out here.  Then we drove into

Canyonlands, where Cory walked across Mesa Arch...He claims he didn't realize that he could

have fallen 100 feet off either side of the arch...he thought one side of the arch wasn't over the

cliff.  Yeah, that was crazy.  From there we went out to Grandview Point, spending an hour or

so at that great overlook.  From there we checked out some dinosaur tracks.  And then it was

time to head back.  We made the drive back home, and then Cory caught his plane late that

night.

This was a really fun trip.  It was nice showing the stuff to Cory, and I think I successfully

planted the seed in him to want to explore the Rockies more.  I think he also discovered a new

hobby: photography.  He has a natural knack for it, so now I just need to get him out here so

he can take more great pictures out West!