Thankfully, it was in April when it wasn't too hot. It was even chilly and windy. Daytime temps were in the 60s.
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|This shows the route from Highway 89, Glendale,Utah. 28 miles of dusty, dirt/gravel road|
|If you go by way of Johnson Canyon Road, which goes north east from Kanab, the drive is beautiful...my favorite part was going through Grand Staircase...Checkerboard Mesa look-a-likes...|
|And this is the good part of the road. You can approach north on Hwy 89, through Alton OR Glendale. I think Glendale is the better road and not as long.|
|Our Cabin #7...Be aware that they do NOT have electricity or cell phone coverage.|
|Inside of Cabin #7.|
|Map showing our cabin and the horse corral.|
|The horses' accommodations|
|Our ride route the 2nd day.|
We set out the 2nd day up a canyon just south of the ranch. We were told this would be a nice ride into the Grand Staircase NM.
|So far, so good|
|Looking scenic, so far so good|
We continued with our ride, not sure of where to go because we had no map or directions.
|Looking back at the ranch, just after the quicksand incident.|
|We rode through miles of country like this.|
|Heading back to the ranch.|
|Our ride route the 3rd day|
|Began with a little side detour, rather than following the road.|
|Lots of riding like this. At least there were some pretty views of the Pink Cliffs. (just below Bryce Canyon)|
|Lunch spot at a "private" recreation area. There was no one there.|
|Beautiful view of the Pinks|
|This is the Deer Springs Airport...not much going on here.|