Brave enough to enter the gulch?
By Wesley Hawkins @utahtravels
I lost my slot canyon virginity to the longest in the world, Buckskin Gulch. To be honest, it's been an affinity that has grown into a deep love and undying affection.
Depending on your fitness and desire to explore, you can opt for the 8.4 mile route through wire pass or the monstrous 20+ mile route.
One can really lose track of time, miles, and cares when exploring through the massive twist and turns of the gorgeous 200 feet walls, that look similar to those found in Zion National Park.
It is a truly incredibly experience as absolute silence surrounds apart from the plodding of your feet on the freshly dampened clay from a recent flash flood.
Like many outdoor adventures, it clears your mind provides an ability to think clearly without the distractions of the buzzing world outside those towering walls.
Running your hands over the perfectly carved sandstone is almost therapeutic in a way that cleanses your heart and soul.
Take the time to plan a trip to a special place in nature. Life is too short and too amazing for to stay trapped in a little bubble. A weekend camping with good people is always cheaper than a shrink. So take advantage of the natural things in life that will leave you with clarity and true personal empowerment.
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