We did a couple shorter hikes on one of the hotter days. Toadstool Hoodoos was maybe 2 miles by the time we walked all around exploring. A hoodoo is a tall pillar of eroded sandstone topped with a harder layer of rock to look like a big mushroom. They are everywhere out in Glen Canyon Recreation Area!
Next we hiked The Nautilus which is a cool wind and water eroded sandstone formation shaped like a shell. The sandstone is light colored with ribbons of orange and yellow streaking through it. This was a short hike, probably around a mile, so Fletcher got to join us!
We spent the evening relaxing on the beach sipping beer. Not too shabby.
For our last hike here in the Lake Powell area, we visited the Wahweap Hoodoos. The hike starts by the town of Big Water, down the hill past the fish hatchery. It’s a long hike but pretty flat. You basically hike up a wash for 4.5 miles to the magical land of hoodoos. We were the only ones on this hike and it’s a good thing, because we could take the time to explore all the different hoodoos. Short ones, fat ones, tall ones, incredibly complex ones… Pretty amazing, you’ll see.