Sunday, April 25, 2021

To everything there is a season

The past couple of weeks I’ve been jonesing to go hiking in southern Utah. Mmmmm, red rocks… ruins… slot canyons… I’ve been watching the videos and checking the trail maps. But it would not be cool to ditch Lou.

As I binge-watched southern Utah hiking videos, YouTube started recommending other videos shot in the region. That when I discovered the Matt’s Off Road Recovery channel showing various rescues performed by Winder Towing in Hurricane, Utah. The videos from as recent as two days ago week looked like this:

Snow and mud. Mud and snow. Even 4x4s slipping and sliding. Nope. Don’t want to be there right now.

The red rock canyons are extra beautiful in the fall when the cottonwoods are flaming gold. That would be a better time to go. If I can wait that long. 


  1. That's certainly one way to make it easier to stay where you are. :)

  2. I too have watched that youtube channel about towing people out of muddy disasters in the Zion area. I never understood where the mud comes from. Don't you need rain to make mud?

    Secondly, it almost seems a shame to give "15 minutes of fame" for people who shouldn't be out on dirt roads during muddy conditions, in the first place. It destroys roads -- don't they know that? But maybe they are tourists drawn to the Zion area and just don't understand clay, gravity, mud, etc.