Yesterday was a “resting” day, so we choose a short hike into Bryce Canyon, Moss Creek Trail. Way too many hours had been consumed searching for enough WiFi to pay our bills & we needed a nature fix! The trail head parking lot was full but we headed in anyway. The creek was beautiful & some crazy youths were swimming in the falls. It was way too cold & cloudy, but they did not seem to care! The Mormon pioneers had been trying to settle Bryce Valley for years but always failed due to lack of a reliable water source. In 1892, they set out to change that. They spent two years digging a ten mile canal from the Paria River into Tropic. They followed the dry wash of Water Canyon & the waterfall was created. That canal is still irrigating the farms in Bryce Valley today. Another dirt road into Escalantes Monument beckoned us & we decided to head out after lunch. What a great decision! The eleven miles to Grosvenor Arch was amazing. The scenery rivaled anything we saw in the parks & we had the place to ourselves. Miles & miles of canyons & free range cattle lead us to one of the most gorgeous arches we have seen. We climbed up to the base & walked all around the area. Such a completely silent experience. A highlight of our trip & spectacular photographs. Connectivity has become an issue again. This might be the last post for a few days. We are in the charming town of Bluff, Utah & will be exploring this area for a couple of days.