Roadtrip 2019 Fall: Vancouver - Richland - Twin Falls - Provo - Kanab - Yucca Valley - Paso Robles - Sacramento - Brookings - Yachats - Cannon Beach - Vancouver

Day 33 - Bunting Trail

The run-in to Bunting is the usual innocuous sandy trail.  But - we are going to the top of that mesa, centre left.  The map shows the route is straight up, no sissy switchbacks.

We bit on a side trail that promised dinosaur tracks.  It led up a side canyon, over a few rock dryfalls, and ended at that tiny sign over there, pointing to the dino tracks.

Near as we can figure, there are two dino footprints – they are red, and have three toes, pointing towards the top of the frame.  One is more-or-less centre-left and the other is at the peak of the rock.  See 'em?  It must take a practised eye to find these things in the first place.  The footprints are pretty big – much larger than my hands, and the stride is about 5 feet.  That's a pretty big lizard.

Back on the main Bunting trail – we climb upwards and the views begin to take shape. Yes, that's still smoke in the distance - from a controlled burn – at least that's what they say!

The team considers the best way forward on this ledge.

Russ ascends.

Our turnaround point for the day is this small panel of petroglyphs just below the rim.

That's Kanab and its ol' settlin' pond way below.

Ellie is thrilled to get a little off leash running time once we're back on the flatter sections.

Yup – just flat out thrilled.






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