Wednesday, June 15, 2011

To Hell and Back

I have been to Hell and back and it was one terrifying ride. I have looked down into the jaws of death, was given access to hidden canyons and upper forests, and I made it home in one piece.

Ok, I just went to southeastern Utah which is a magical land of slot canyons, mysterious hoodoos, and paved roads with names like the Hog's Back.

Bryce Canyon is a tame place full of bright colors and interesting rock formations. It was a great way to warm up for what was ahead.

We headed on up Highway 12, and stopped at a slot canyon with a small stream flowing through it

After that we drove over a road called The Hog’s Back which has deep drop-offs on both sides in one place and no railings.

That wasn’t enough excitement for one day, so we took a dirt road into a forest with the name of Box-Death Hollow.

Once we came to Hell’s Backbone and drove over the one-lane bridge that connects the deep gulf between two mountains, I saw this sign.

We didn’t go that way, of course, and cheated death that day.

Oh, and one more thing. In the midst of all this is a Five-Star Restaurant, called (of course) The Hell’s Backbone Grill.


Julianne said...

Are you sure you didn't go through some portal to Mars? That's what it looks like to me. It looks really neat. I want to go now!

Jerry said...

The trip was fun for me. Thanks for hanging in there (literally).

Audra said...

AWESOME! Can't wait to try that trip. Not sure if I am brave enough to go off road.

Geevz said...

SO Pretty! You should bring your pictures friday!