In the second half of September Claudia, her father Gundolf, and I spent two weeks in one of our favorite canyon areas of southern Utah - Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument*. During our first week we hiked through five different slot canyons, some of which were the narrowest slot canyons I've ever hiked (or squeezed) through! After that we repeated two of our favorite backpack trips through Coyote Gulch and Death Hollow, each 3-day journeys through magnificent spring fed canyons.
2 Weeks in Grand Staircase Escalante, Utah - September 2019
* In 2017, the president illegitimately ordered to reduce by half the area of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. A lawsuit challenging the reduction is slowly working its way through the court system. If you care about preserving and protecting the unique landscapes of southern Utah, please join and donate to the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance which is fighting for this cause.