Lower Calf Creek Falls

Sunday September 13, 2020

Today is my father-in-law’s birthday. Happy Birthday, Jim. I had a fabulous sunrise on your special day.

Today’s adventure was a hike to Lower Calf Creek Falls. It is a 6 mile hike located in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument area. The trail is relatively flat, though the deep sand you are hiking through makes it challanging.

I was warned to make sure I took plenty of water and I did. I just didn’t drink enough of it and now I am suffering for it. I have a pretty bad headache. I think it is a combination of dehydration and exertion. I usually get a headache when I start a backpacking trip or harder hiking trail.

The deep sand I was walking through made the trail tough. Plus Berkley was not a fan of the sand and I carryed him for almost the whole distance.

I like to have the van at just the right angle to make sure the water in the shower drains well. This was my highly paid education put to use on my very low budget.

Tonight’s dinner…pretzels crisps and hummus and later a white russian.

There is a campground at the trail head but you have to drive over this wash to get to it.

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