Can you stand it? Friday in GBNP, 10/17/14
Can you stand seeing more glowing fall colors?
Jimmy and I enjoyed the 90-min Grand Palace Tour of Lehman Caves a few years ago, but since the cost is minimal, we wanted to try a different cave tour today. Nope. Sold out. Utah schools are out for a few days and cave tour tickets were sold out. So be it. Not people to sit around and mourn, we strapped on our hiking shoes and set off for Pole Canyon. The last time we hiked Pole Canyon in April 2012, deep snow stopped us. And it's funny how memory works ... we both remembered this trail as flat. It isn't really. It's a lovely, picturesque 4-mile R/T trail with an elevation gain of 600 ft. Nothing major, but after yesterday, we wanted flat! Nevertheless, its beauty kept us going. The trail starts at a grey cliffs area, crosses a small bridge, passes through different forest communities and into several small meadows.
Hope you enjoyed our autumn hike as much as we did.