Friday, March 5, 2010

Hell's Hole/Romance Canyon

This hike actually named Hellhole, and here's the proof. This is Melanie looking exhausted, but to be honest, I don't think I've ever seen her exhausted.:)

This Canyon is one of the largest, most narrow and secluded canyons near St. George. In some places, the canyon walls are only about 20 feet wide and 700 feet high.

This is why we added the name Romance Canyon, it was so beautiful and the colors were fantastic.

This is Dave and Anna (Cindy's daughter and soon to be son-in-law). In just a few short weeks the trees in this canyon will be full bloom and gorgeous!

This is where we decided to end the hike. We were following John up this canyon as far as we could go, and because of the extra water it was a little more difficult. Cindy decided to question if John could jump back after he had jumped to this rock.

He did it, and made it to the other side, but we decided that was something we did not want to do:) We'll wait until the water goes down, (soon). We still have not figured out why they named this hike Hellhole.

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A couple days ago our hiking staff went to discover a new hike we had heard about and wanted to try. There are so many reasons that we have chosen to do more hiking here at Desert Cliffs..... but one of them is because there are so many places to see, and so many different rock formations and different desert landscape, we want to share with everyone the amazing diversity from one hike to another.

So we pull up to this hike and we have to walk about a 1/2 mile on Pecan Lane (delicious pecans all along the way:)). The start of the hike is into a canyon that is so different than the red rock canyons we are used to, so it was a fun change.
This is a spectacular hike that takes a very deep and torturous canyon with towering Limestone cliffs. The canyon ends at this high majestic waterfall cliff. There was a small waterfall coming off of the top of the cliff and in the winter there are gigantic icicles. We knew that we would be able to see Zion National Park at the top, so we decided to head up this quite strenuous mountain all the way to the VERY top.:) (We are ambitious)
We climbed, and we climbed and we climbed some more. It was really challenging because of the loose rock, and we had to do it very slowly, it was a little out of my comfort zone, but we made it, and yes you can see Zion National Park from the top.
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