Saturday, May 21, 2011

More on Salt Creek.

Here are more Salt Creek photos.

More on the Salt Creek backpacking trip.

Adele with her backpack.

Our first campsite.

Steve with the drinking water filter.

Adele by a big pool.

Here are more Salt Creek pictures.

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Backpacking in Salt Creek Canyon, Utah

Steve & I went on an awesome backpacking trip in Salt Creek Canyon. This canyon is in the Needles district of Canyonlands National Park. We hiked into the canyon on Saturday, May 14th and hiked back out on Tuesday, May 17th. We were out four nights and really had a great time hiking, and sleeping in our new tent, Big Agnes. It is actually a 3-man tent, but it was really nice to have enough room to have two sleeping pads, our sleeping bags and lots of our other "stuff" in the tent with us. We spent the first night about an hour from Peekaboo and then stayed two nights at Cottonwood camp. This camp had some beautiful big cottonwood trees that we pitched the tent under. We saw lots of ruins and pictographs. This canyon has a stream that runs through it most of the year. Everything was SO green and the flowers were gorgeous. We did see a few other people on the trail, but because they limit how many people can camp in the canyon, it was pretty quiet. We loved everything about the experience and are already planning our next backpacking trip.