Cathedral Gorge State Park
And we saved the best part for last...
the slot canyons and caves!
Moon Caves and Cathedral Caves are an area in Cathedral Gorge of slot canyons and caves formed by erosion in the bentonite clay. Explosive volcanic activity deposited layers of ash hundreds of feet thick long, long ago. You can wander around, in and out and climb up into different caves and slots here.
Here's a video of what it looks like hiking through one of these very narrow slot canyons.
Some are a very snug fit and you have to walk sideways.
Lee coming through.
We wandered all around discovering different slots of different lengths.
Sometimes it took a few tries to find a path we could climb to get to the caves.
Ya never know what you're going to come across in here. Maybe a dead bird,
maybe a photographer named Lee?
Trace determined to find the cave entrance.
And sometimes it's easier to butt-scoot down the slick parts.
Trace taking a picture looking up the walls.
Steve climbing out one of the slots.
The walls were so dramatic with colorful textures.
Some slots branched off to other slots.
The colors of the bentonite ranges from whites and grays to pinks, oranges, reds and purples.
Old stone homes, remote ranches and leftovers from days past.
The weather was in for a big change next week and cold temps are coming tomorrow.
We woke up to some light snow atop the mountains.
I always loved the quote they put on their trailer from a popular song.
Driving out of the park was beautiful with the snow around us.
We drove south through Las Vegas and down into Suprise, Arizona where we'll be doing our usual visit with family for the next couple of weeks. Our trailer will be having a big Salon Day!
You may have seen a couple of my videos made using Relive. I've done a few hiking trails and even a kayak trip. What's cool is it takes a satellite view of your activity. I took one of the drive from Goldfield to Cathedral Gorge. It shows some neat little things along the way. It's a really fun program and I might upgrade to the paid version next year so I can add music and play with other options.
Check it out.