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Sulphur Creek

Marie and I did a point to point hike down Sulphur Creek. This was the best hike I did during our 2017 vacation. Scenery was great and the terrain was challenging at times.

 

Headquarters Canyon & Surprise Canyon

Marilyn and I visited Headquarters Canyon and Surprise Canyon. These are short and easy canyons with access several miles apart on Notom-Bullfrog Road. Getting there and returning via the washboarded road took longer than the hikes.

Headquarters Canyon…

This is one of the members of a geological study group from The Ohio State University. The backpack belongs to another member of the group that we met on the way out.

Surprise Canyon: This one was not as narrow as Headquarters Canyon, but it was still fun to visit. The obstacle at the end at the place where I turned around looked to be easy to surmount via scrambling, but Marilyn was waiting for me at the entrance to the canyon.

This is where the canyon narrowed. Easy climbing on the slickrock slab to the left would allow one to advance. I don’t know what’s beyond this point though.

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