I have reached the next destination in my virtual hike. In my post Virtual Hike to Pioche I had announced that the next goal would be Escalante, Utah. I had hoped to reach Pioche by the end of October, but I finished well past that goal. Along with travel and being very busy with work I have done a lot less walking. You can see here that the distance between Pioche and Escalante was 189 miles. If I had actually been hiking this route it would have been challenging with many elevation changes.
Escalante is not a very big town with less than 1,000 inhabitants. Escalante is named after Silvestre Vélez de Escalante who was a member of a Spanish expedition to Utah at the time of the Revolutionary War.
Escalante is in a very scenic area. Just outside of town is the Escalante Petrified Forest and it is also adjacent to the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument.
The section of the virtual hike will also be very scenic. The next destination will not be as far as I will be heading to Bullfrog, Utah. Then the plan is to take the ferry across to Halls Crossing and head on to the Four Corners. If I was actually hiking the trail it would be nice as it is mostly downhill 🙂
Now to get back to walking every night so it doesn’t take me so long.