For Fall Break, which was a month ago (bad at blogging, I know!), we headed to the San Rafael Swell. Blake made a fun itinerary for us that included the Little Grand Canyon. It is located near Castledale; we followed the signs toward Wedge Overlook. Our goal was to get here by sunset and luckily we made it! The entrance and camping is free here which really added a bonus. There is also a bathroom so I appreciated that. We spent some time walking and driving around taking in all the amazing views. We found a nice picnic table and cooked up some carnitas tacos while the sun was going down. Not a bad place to enjoy some tacos!
I really wanted to set our tent up on close to the edge so that I could wake up to the sunrise with the best view. We set it up about three feet from the edge and I was feeling great! About midnight, the wind kicked up and this may have been the scariest experience I’ve ever had in a tent. Tents are basically parachutes so being stuck in one on the edge of a cliff for about 20 minutes was extremely nerve wracking. Blake and I were holding the corners down and he even threw in a few heavy rocks. We thought we were goners. Luckily the wind subsided and as soon as it did, we jumped out of the tent and carried it over to a safer spot. The next morning, after our scary experience, we enjoyed the beautiful sunrise. We packed up and headed down the road to Goblin Valley. We made a stop along the way at Buckhorn Wash to see a great Indian rock art panel! Stay tuned for the next post on our great rappel into The Chamber of the Basilisk.