First hike of the season with our hiking buddies
February 18, 2018
Hmmm. The cars are parked by the road; people are walking on the trail, but the gate is locked with barbed wire fencing running along either side. To be baptized onto the Slot Canyon Trail, those embarking must climb the gate. All eight of us 65+ year-olds scampered over the gate without hazard. Unlike most desert hikes, this one was truly unique. Instead of normal desert landscape we encountered the cool walls of a deep canyon. Easily with a backpack you rubbed its sides. Once through the canyon, our men bushwhacked us through the desert scrub to our vehicles. First hike—a huge success!
Lou and Bonnie Janelle (LBJ) are career professionals who are currently pursuing life-long interests in photography and digital imaging techniques, respectively.