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Willis Creek - GSENM
Willis Creek as you can see is just magnificent! It's located off Skutumpah Road (between Mt. Carmel Jct. and Cannonville) in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. It's only a couple of miles before you would run into Sheep Creek, but you can follow that to Bull Valley Gorge (another spectacular slot canyon in the Staircase) or visa versa. Combine the three and you can have a long day hike or an overnight backpack. There is a cool stream that runs through Willis Creek. That along with the high walls makes this a great summer hike.



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lcarreauRe: You are welcome,

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

I think MOST are glad! In my humble opinion,
GSENM is a National Treasure, along with Zion,
Bryce, Cedar Breaks and Grand Canyon!

I'm one of those who can shead heat easier than retaining it. But ... I'm also one who
thinks the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Go figure!!!
Posted Jan 3, 2008 2:16 pm

tanyaRe: You are welcome,

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It is a treasure! Not only for recreation but for scientific reasons as well. The locals tend to feel that it is their land though, but in reality it belongs to everyone in the US, not just those that live here near it.
Posted Jan 3, 2008 3:44 pm

lcarreauAaaaaaaaah !

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

Had to think about that one for a moment! You're right, Tanya! When I was inside Zion National
Park, I was humbled by the awesome SPLENDOR. And at the Visitor Center, I did feel like I was a part of something ... part-owner!!! Then, AFTER I LEFT Zion, I felt like an average tax-paying American, and my wallet was just a liittle bit lighter.(Actually, I had to CHECK to see if my wallet was still there!) My heart was
lighter too, knowing I had spent time in an incredible place. Now, I just need to refill
my wallet! Such is life in the wild, wild west! Thanks for giving me some inspiration!
: > )
Posted Jan 3, 2008 6:53 pm

tanyaRe: Aaaaaaaaah !

tanya

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We do pay for our lands for sure. ;p
Posted Jan 4, 2008 1:21 am

lcarreauYes !

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

Apparently, freedom is not free. : )
Posted Jan 4, 2008 11:11 am

CoraxGolden walls

Corax

Voted 10/10

Beautiful!
I haven't visited many canyons in my life. Seeing your photos makes me want to see some more.
Posted Jan 16, 2008 5:46 am

tanyaRe: Golden walls

tanya

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It's a different world inside those high walls. Usually chilly, dark and often barren of most thinks usually seen in nature, but they have a beauty all their own.
Posted Jan 16, 2008 8:39 am

CoraxRe: Golden walls

Corax

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It's a different world inside those high walls.

That's what I find interesting. I'm so used to the wide open spaces of the high plateaus of the world and it would be nice to explore "a new world".
Posted Jan 16, 2008 11:10 am

Pack AddictWicked Cool!

Pack Addict

Voted 10/10

Looking canyon.
Posted Dec 18, 2008 6:06 pm

PereRamonWow!

PereRamon

Voted 10/10

More than amazing...
Posted Apr 1, 2010 10:54 am

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on Nov 27, 2007 12:04 am

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