I park, grab my pack and settle onto a patch of nearby slickrock
As I scramble up slickrock
, where hundreds of thousands of years ago running water formed an impossibly narrow groove, the nerves kick in.
areas of the Colorado Plateau in the southwestern United States are littered with depressions called desert potholes.
The jagged Slickrock
Creek Trail, named one of the eight most challenging hikes in the country by Men's Fitness, is a 13.
Jessica Alvey owns Stan's Burger Shack and Food Mart, Whispering Sands Motel, and Duke's Slickrock
Grill and Campground in Hanksville, "65 miles to the nearest anything," she says.
We went mountain biking one day at Slickrock
in Moab, Utah, trying to find some rocks to skate.
Paradox: The Red Rock Canyon Mysteries" follows Silas Pearson, a man who wants to find his wife who has disappeared into the canyons of the southwest, and he follows her trying to find the truth behind the matter, even when the truth may be she left him behind.
Escape leads half--and full-day tours of Moab-area mountain biking hotspots like the Slickrock
Trail, Porcupine Rim and Klondike Bluffs, as well as multi-day backcountry trips.
A major concern was the icy slickrock
conditions on sections of trails with a northern exposure.
The footing was treacherous, as the surface varied between broken rock and smooth sandstone, called slickrock
Still, by the early 1900s, most of the big trees were harvested--but not all, as the momentum of industry crossed itself in the heavily timbered Slickrock
Creek basin in 1922.
At an ancient caravanserai on a slickrock
Afghanistan road several small convoys stop for cool water, fresh melons and head-calls.