Mule Canyon Hike
We hiked Mule Canyon the other day. I think it was around 6 miles. A lot of our time was spent up on the cliff sides picking our way along the slickrock and looking for ruins. We found 4 different sites. The first ruin we came to was House on Fire. It’s called this because of the unique markings and color of the roof. When the sun reflects off the rock, it looks fiery. It’s amazing to think that people used to live way up here in the cliffs. I can see why though. The creek trickled along, probably used to be a big river. There was plenty of vegetation in the canyon and I assume wildlife used to be abundant. In all, a fun day.
Snow Flat Bike Ride
Snow Flat Road is a primitive dirt road that runs between highway 261 and 163. We were itching to ride so we checked it out. It’s 22 miles one way with 2600′ climbing. It wasn’t flat and we encountered no snow. It started out rolling and then climbed up into big expansive rocky views before reverting back to tamer road towards the other end. We saw one truck the whole day. We stopped to chat with a couple that was pulled over at a spot where you could see Bears Ears National Monument, Blue Mtns, and countless other formations. They are full time rvers as well, from Florida. It was fun to trade stories and swap Intel.
Fletcher loves our camp spot. He sits out on the mat and surveys his domain. A few of you have asked and yes, he’s still alive and well-ish. His squamous cell cancer lump has grown but he’s not showing many signs of slowing down. He demands miles of walks a day and is still the happiest dog I’ve ever seen. For now. Live it up while you can.