Desert hike in the Uintah Basin

For labor day we decided to go for a hike in one of Chad’s favorite desert canyons. He’d been telling me about this place, but I’d been slightly put off from getting excited about it because of a big stretch of power lines that were near the entrance. His enthusiasm for the location, however, convinced me and I knew I would have to at least give it a try. Happily, it wasn’t long before we were out and away from all signs of power lines. This was a fun hike that got my heart thumping and made me feel alive. We saw a hoodoo (my first, up close!) and a great horned owl. And didn’t see anyone else for our whole hike. We did some wild yoga along the way. Chad followed our progress on his map and let me choose the way back. There is no comparison to hiking in such wild, remote and beautiful areas.

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