As many of you know, I went on a backpacking adventure with my 3 travelling companions this August (trip reports are below) and since things have been slow for me on the birding front this past week, I thought I would share a couple of the videos with you. They really give a better sense of the scale of the scenery and the feel for it. For best viewing in youtube click the HD wheel and watch in 1080p.
Trip Report Part 1
Trip Report Part 2
This first video is from 25-Mile Wash. One of the more rugged and remote areas I have been backpacking, we saw neither sight nor sign of another person for the 3 days we were in this area. Although the scenery isn't as crazy as in Coyote Gulch, I thought it was fascinating and wild!
The surprises within Escalante are endless. This tiny slot canyon was definitely one of them! It was very muddy but well worth the work to get inside.
This next video is from Coyote Gulch and shows the Coyote Natural Bridge. Although this is the most popular canyon in the area, we still only saw a handful of people each day, and the scenery made it well worth it.
This video shows Jacob Hamblin Arch.
This was one of my favourite spots and gives you a great sense of the vast roof that stretched over our heads.
On our way out of Coyote Gulch across the slickrock desert. The sun is just starting to rise.
Anyways, I hope you enjoyed the video tour of one of North America's natural treasures. I can wholeheartedly say that I will be back to this area some day!