A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Hiking Owl Canyon

...or at least I tried.

I walked up the side of the hill behind our home site where at the top I picked up an established trail that followed the ridge line high above the valley below.  This I followed. 

It sure offered some great views of the forces uplifting and folding the land over eons of time.

A view of the land on the opposite side of the ridge the trail followed.
That one light colored layer of rock looked like the Great Wall in China.
At any rate here you can see the lifting to almost a 90 degree angle from what it once was.

Finally I ran out of trail and could see nothing leading me towards my goal in the distance.
A bit perturbed, I turned around and retraced my steps.

 Part of the trail was on a very hard surface, covered with small granules of rock with a steep slope on each side.  Imagine walking on a sidewalk covered with small ball bearings.  Then add a very strong side wind blowing up and over from the left.  Great fun!

I didn't want to end up like this person.  
I doubt it was a real grave.  Someone went through a lot effort to make it look like one.


John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Like a moonscape!

biebkriebels said...

It looks almost you walked over the moon!

Billy Blue Eyes said...

Reminds me of the bad lands you went to, not sure I'd be keen walking on marbles either

Shammickite said...

Do you ever get worried while hiking through such desolate areas, all by yourself, nobody to ask for help is you need it? I assume you have a cell phone, but would it work in an area like that?