Yellow Cat Camp '08
Stephen et al were not at the slick rock camp when I rolled in.
I expected them soon. No show. In the morning I decided that
something must have happened, but no cell phone messages, so
I drove around to the E to hike in the Lost Spring Canyon area
that was added to Arches recently.
A gas pipeline cuts through Arches, and one way down into Salt
Wash is to follow it
This is steeper and longer than it looks--especially in upper
Here is the opposite side of Salt Wash where the pipeline heads
up to cut right through the heart of Arches--just S of the
I hiked down Salt Wash on old cattle trails, heading for the
junction with Lost Spring Canyon. But as I got close, the
cattle trails petered out in an area of deep ravines and
gullies. I decided to head back to check the upper end of
Lost Spring Canyon
Heading back up the steep pipeline cut, I saw
this cute collared lizard
Continuing the adventure....