March 2001 Southwest Desert Trip

During the second half of March 2001, a group of seven of us went on a camping/hiking trip to the southwestern United States. The trip was planned and organized by Andrew Lavigne, our capable leader, who has put together many such trips in the past. His trip planning pages, which give many details missing here, may be seen on his web site. [Update 2004/01/08: Andrew has belatedly posted his pictures and commentary].

Without further ado, here is the trip in chronological order.

The trip down to Las Vegas
Morning in Las Vegas
Heading south
Burro Creek Campground
Vulture Peak
Tortilla Flat
Hiking in the Superstition Mountains
Drive to Sedona
Oak Creek Canyon
Grand Canyon:
  Packing up for the hike
  Hike in
  Rest day at the bottom
  Hike out
Drive to Page
Glen Canyon Dam, Lake Powell
Drive through Escalante / Grand Staircase
Camping in Kodachrome Basin
Bryce Canyon
Morning in Kodachrome Basin
Drive to slot canyon area
'Egypt 3' slot canyon
Peekaboo and Spooky Gulch slot canyons
Drive to Zion
  Before the hike
  Angels Landing
  Observation Point
  After the hike
Las Vegas, drive to Death Valley
Death Valley:
  Devil's Golf Course
  Furnace Creek
  Mesquite Springs campground
  Eureka Dunes
  Scotty's Castle
  Ubehebe Crater
  The Racetrack
  Second morning at Mesquite Springs
  Zabriskie Point
  Harmony Borax Works
  Stovepipe Wells
  Wildrose Campground
  Telescope Peak
Return to Vegas, Pack up
Evening in Las Vegas
A night in Paris (the hotel in Vegas, that is)
Flight to San Francisco
San Francisco
Return Trip

About the pictures:

If your browser does them, the pop-up comments for the pictures will generally be the date and time at which the picture was taken. This allows you, for example, to track the progress of our hikes. If your browser does not display pop-up comments, the filenames of the pictures start with the date and time in MMDDHHMMSS format.

Most of the pictures are my own, and have IMG in the name. Where my own pictures are incomplete, I used pictures from Peter Guidry (DSCN in the name) or Peter Krug (P00 in the name).

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