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A massive snow dump in Red Rock Country – A photo essay

Posted by Jeff on Feb 19, 2021 @ 9:43 pm in Hiking, Hiking Blog, Photo Essays, Utah | 0 comments | Last change: February 19, 2021

THEWith all said and done the total snowfall was 10 inches.

The snow started about half an hour before we got to our destination, the Slot Canyons Inn in Escalante, Utah. Paula and I planned a trip to Utah National Parks after Christmas 2020. Our home base should be this centrally located, cozy bed and breakfast. When we settled in our room there was already 3 to 4 inches on the deck outside, and it lasted all night until the next day, Monday December 28th.

When we woke up, we were greeted with a glorious, colorful sunrise and a true winter wonderland. It was wonderful! We had plans to go to Bryce Canyon but we didn’t care. The snow covered trees, bushes and surrounding red rocks of Escalante were breathtaking. We spent the day enjoying the beauty, mostly indoors in front of the southwest-style fireplace, but the occasional venture out for a walk and big smiles.

If you are ever in the area, we have our heartfelt support for Slot Canyons Inn. Our hostess Joette was attentive to all of our needs and her lodge and cabins are charming, clean and welcoming. As a bed and breakfast there was no refrigerator or microwave in the room but they did allow use of the main kitchen for our convenience. With the cold and snow, Paula and I created a makeshift freezer on our private deck. Whoever the next guest was likely to find the burritos we forgot when we checked out a few days later. We laughed and laughed.

Joette’s son worked day and evening to clear the road to the main road, and the next morning we were able to continue our exploration of the national park. The snow at Bryce Canyon and in Zion was something I’ve always wanted to see. However, we will always remember the romantic day we snowed.

This gallery contains images from the Slot Canyons Inn in Escalante, Utah. Have fun with the photos and please comment.

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