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Monday, October 29, 2012

Hiking Snow In Sunshine

Slot in Snow Canyon
Our condolences go out to people on the East Coast who are endangered or suffering because of “superstorm” Sandy.

In Utah we are enjoying massive sunshine and seriously mid temperatures. We may see record warm temps later this week.

This is always a great time of year to hike in southern Utah. For the next week or so, hiking conditions will be excellent all over the state, because we have high pressure and a nice weather pattern. After that, northern Utah will start to get winter-like weather but our low deserts will continue to be very attractive for all kinds of outdoor adventure.

I hiked in Snow Canyon today and had a great time. Snow is a Utah state park located near St. George. It is famous for its sand dune and red rock scenery. It has a very nice picnic area and campground. It is popular for hiking, biking and horseback riding year-round.

I'm still on a quest to find an photograph ancient Native American rock art and I have found several impressive panels in the Snow Canyon area. Today we did a short, easy hike into a narrow slot where we saw many interesting faded images.

Snow Canyon Rock Art
Talking to another hiker, I learned about a new panel in the area were we were hiking. We did not have time to track it down today but I will get back and find it. It is always nice to have an excuse to get down and hike in the sunshine.

It is easy to hike and golf, with several famous championship courses located near the state park. Tuacahn Theatre is located located just on the edge of the part. I usually get down to St George 2-3 times every winter because it is so nice and there is so much to do.

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