Okay, okay, I know that it's taken me some time to get back to the adventures of Percy and Harry, but life has been a little crazy around the Kite Strings' abode. Hopefully, more blogs about that come soon...
A word of warning: This post is a HUGE picture dump. But they are worth the scrolling.
Once we had emerged from the Crack in the Wall, we made our way down to the Escalante River tributary that runs through the Gulch. It was beautiful. We stowed our packs and headed down the mile or so to where it meets up with the Escalante.
There was only one really scary spot of slick rock, but we all made it safely and had a blast playing in the water.
After we had all filled our need to splash about, it was time to head back to the packs and make our way to where we would be camping that night. Mr. Perfect and Women Are Jealous of that Hair Boy decided to hike up to Steven's Arch. Percy and Harry decided to make the trip as well. As you can see, the pictures were worth the time.
Most Happy Girl headed back with the others, and now comes the knee story. You remember the slick rock I mentioned earlier? It was about 20 feet above the tributary, and I was making my way across when I felt my right foot slip. It is slick rock, after all. I put my left knee down to stop myself, slid about another 6 inches, and was pulled to safety by the person ahead of me. (I have to admit that my knee is aching right now, thinking about it -- and it's been completely healed for a good month.)
When we reached the packs, everyone was so helpful cleaning up the wound and making it as safe as possible for me to continue through the water to where we were planned on stopping. We reached the camp site in about 90 minutes. It was under a bit of overhang and across the water from a clean spring. It's one of the most beautiful places I have ever slept in my life.
Mr. Perfect and Hair Boy (sorry about the shortened name, but seriously, it's a lot to type) were only about 40 minutes behind.
What grand adventures we have.
Part III coming soon...