Yesterday we hiked Buckskin Gulch in the Escalante Grand Staircase monument. Wow!! We went in from the wire pass trail head, through the main part of buckskin, back out and down another slot canyon. We didn’t go the whole way in buckskin gulch, it’s 12 miles long. [nggallery id=22] There were some very cold pools of water about 3 miles in. We had to carry the dogs over the pools, mostly we didn’t want them muddier than they needed to be, and they would have gotten really cold with no way to warm up. The water numbed our feet it was that cold. We hiked almost all day without our shoes. After we went through the first pool, we just kept going without putting our shoes back on. It’s mostly sandy through the canyon with occasional sections of rocks. It felt good to be hiking barefoot. We both liked the way our feet felt, and we were very grounded. The canyon is amazing, if you are ever near Kanab, Utah I highly recommend it. Last night we drove into Kanab and actually stayed in an RV park. We were out of water in the trailer and needed to resupply. The dogs feet were a muddy clay mess. They definitely needed baths, and felt so much better after getting a shower last night. They are wiped out this morning and are going to get a much needed rest today. We are going to stay in Kanab one more night so we can get some stuff done, and leave for Bryce in the morning. I wish we could figure out a way to live this life all the time.