1:30 AM and we are driving down a dusty desert road. The music has been turned down to an imperceptible volume to help us accurately track our mileage.
24.5 and then turn right. 7.1 miles later, turn right again. Take a slight left 0.1. miles after that. Follow this road 6.6 miles and make another right. 0.5 miles later, stay left and 2.5 miles later keep an eye out for the canyon.
After we felt that we were sufficiently lost in Robber's Roost, the road emptied onto a wide patch of slickrock. 200' later, the road ended. This was not a case of the road subtly coming to an end with a posted sign; the road ended with a 120' drop into the start of Alcatraz Canyon. We set up camp nearby and rested up for our adventure the following day.
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I know that staying hydrated is a crucial piece towards success in any athletic or outdoor adventures. Especially in the desert.
If I know I have a long and potentially hot day in the desert, I do my best to drink fluids constantly. I like to pre-hydrate the night before and in the morning at breakfast. No sense in starting off the day with a half tank. The same idea applies to the cats. I can't easily convince Kenneth to drink another bowl of water because tomorrow will be a long day, but I can make sure that it is always available anytime he might want some. In the morning, I try to coach him to eat as much as possible and follow up his meal with as much water as he will drink. Read More
It isn't hard to find new zones in Utah that I have never visited. I have lived in Utah over 8 years and typically get out camping or climbing more than 20 or 30 weekends each year. And yet, this is the second weekend in a row (last weekend was Moonshine Wash, just south of Green River) that I have gone somewhere that I have never visited.
Angel Slot is the first technical Canyon that Kenneth and Millie have completed. This meant that we had a few more down climbs and some rappels to descend.
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