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Cave Towers Canyon
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Cave Towers CanyonSoutheast, UT
Southeast, UT
Hiking avatar Apr 15 2018
Steph_and_Blake
Hiking0.40 Miles 10 AEG
Hiking0.40 Miles   1 Hour   20 Mns   0.96 mph
10 ft AEG      55 Mns Break
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We'd chosen this hike as it has uncommon tower ruins (similar to Hovenweep) and were using it as a "filler" in between other hikes that day. We didn't have high expectations as we'd read that the towers were in much disrepair. So, we drove as far as we could and got out for the short hike to the towers.

Truthfully, the towers themselves weren't all that inspiring. So we mosied on to the southwest rim and found a place for lunch. As one does in that area, our eyes began to wander. Then came out the binoculars. And Wade's powerful zoom lens.

I'd like to say that the sandwiches were then put aside, but we, okay, I, was too famished. The binos were passed around as were the dee-lish coconut-chocolate cookies that the Bear had procured from the very well-provisioned grocery in Blanding. Our eyes kept "finding" more and more granaries and dwellings. Trying to sort out how one might get to the structures kept us occupied for quite some time.

And then, lunch finished, the three of us, without discussion, headed off to the other side of the canyon. I think we were all thinking about how in the world we could get to the dwellings below the rim. Blake struck out ahead, Wade lingered back in visual contemplation, I was in between. First one, then the other, would say "I think you could access it from here". Then we'd check it out. Dead end. But, yet, "what about this crevice?"! And so it went.

I think that if we'd not had other plans for the afternoon we'd have been down at the bedrock of those dwellings. Looking back onto our lunch spot. Smiling. And perhaps thinking about the cookies.
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