The most fabulous hike of the whole week was into Waterholes Canyon. This is a slot canyon that was formed by millions of years of water flow carving down through the sandstone bedrock. The result is a very narrow canyon that is open to the sky to various degrees. In some spots, it is necessary to scoot or climb through if the bottom of the canyon is not wide enough to walk on. Slot canyons are common in southeast and south central Utah and the corresponding areas of northern Arizona. Walking through this canyon gave one the sense of being in intimate contact with our earth mother. Going back into the womb so to speak. I have included the best of the best photos below.
This last scene was at the end of the canyon. I named it the stairway to heaven! Luckily we did not have to climb out this way. Instead, we made our way back the way we had come, getting a chance to enjoy the magic of the slot canyon once again.