25 miles down a dirt road lie some hidden marvels. We headed deep into the heart of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument today to discover the fabled slot canyons, Spooky and Peek-a-boo. We also found a third, with a much less intriguing name, Dry Gulch. Walking a mile down a nearly impassable road from the parking lot, we soon found the trailhead leading over the rim of the desert down into a… Read More
We are now getting settled into our first Campground Host position, at Calf Creek Recreation Area, inside Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, in southern Utah. We jumped right into work the day after our arrival – on a busy Friday. The days since have since been full of cleaning campsites, checking the restrooms, answering questions and most of all, helping people park. We’ve jokingly said that we’re not really Park Hosts, but… Read More
I could never imagine what seeing a whale in the wild was like; until today. On our return hike to East Sooke Park we heard before we saw a whale-watching boat. As it drew nearer we could hear people cheering and whooping. We ran to a clear spot to see the action and we had our reward: a pod of at least 10 Orca Whales about 1/2 mile off the coast. We… Read More
Today we ventured westward on the Southern End of Vancouver Island to the town of Sooke and up to the Sooke Potholes. Kind of an unimposing name for something that takes your breath away. I’ve seen Yosemite Falls which is incredibly tall and Niagara Falls which is incredibly wide and powerful, but the waterfalls that formed the Sooke Potholes are incredible because you can get truly up close and personal with them…. Read More
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