Sunday 3rd May – Canyonlands National Park

We drove from Goose Island Campground at Moab, Utah to Canyonlands National Park, then on to Panguitch, UtahThe amazing canyons in Canyonlands National ParkUpheaval Dome in Canyonlands National Park


After a surprisingly good sleep, Bronwen and I packed up our camp, drove to a service station for petrol and chocolate milk, and drove to Canyonlands National Park, where we spent the next several hours driving and walking around. Unfortunately my knee is being problematic—going uphill is fine, but going downhill is painful. Fortunately, it eclipses the ouch coming from my big toe, so I don’t need to worry about that.

Our tent at Goose Island Campsite, back in MoabThe view from the tentsiteBronwen looking into one of the canyons in Canyonlands National ParkA canyon in Canyonlands National ParkAnother view of the canyonCanyons through an archwayCanyons etched into the groundCliffs and canyons everywhereBronwen risking death above the canyonsSurrounded by canyonsAnother “little planet” of the canyonsSome of the canyons in Canyonlands National ParkA panorama of some canyonsA “little planet” of the same canyonsMore canyons, slowly making their way towards usBronwen cooking lunchSome of the exciting bugs we have caught so farAnother canyonBronwen walking towards an oncoming stormStormy weather approaches the canyonsA panorama of a canyon


It began to sprinkle lightly in the afternoon—coincidentally just as we were finished walking around Canyonlands National Park—and we drove the four and a half or thereabouts hours to our room at Knights Inn in Panguitch, arriving just as it got dark.

We wanted to buy some milk, but neither of the two service stations in town (that being pretty much all that was still open by the looks) sold normal bottles of milk. They had very tiny ones, or a couple of very large one gallon ones. Seeing as the gallon ones only cost $3, we bought a gallon of milk. I think I’ll be having just milk for dinner and breakfast now.

Our room at Knights Inn