|Jan looking out from the top of Comb Ridge.|
|At a trailhead, with Comb Ridge in the distance.|
|The trail to Procession Panel is one of the better-marked routes and is a great place to develop your route-finding skills.|
|Fishmouth Cave can be seen in the distance from the trailhead. Now, you have to figure out how to get there!|
|Climbing to the top of Comb Ridge.|
|Desert varnish near Double Stack Ruin.|
|The excitement of finding a site tucked away in a cliff.|
|"Discovering" petroglyphs that weren't in our guidebook.|
|Learning which cliffs and caves contain dwellings.|
|Seeing Tinajas made us think about the importance of water in this environment.|
|Still Waters at my favorite sites, and by far the most difficult to find.|
|What incredible cliff dwellings- with intact roofs!|
|House on Fire Ruin in South Mule Canyon is just north of Comb Ridge.|
See Jan's awesome Trip Report with lots more photos here.
For more information
A Hiking Guide to Cedar Mesa by Peter Francis Tassoni
Covers more hikes in the region but with shorter descriptions that allow you do more of your own routefinding. Includes driving directions to trailheads and GPS coordinates of trailheads and key points.
WOW Guides Utah Canyon Country by Kathy and Craig Copeland
Covers a broader geographic region with less depth but with more through descriptions (with more flowery language).
Visitor’s Center in Blanding, Utah- provides maps, brochures, and detailed information, also has free wifi.
Read more about a traverse of the Comb Ridge in this National Geographic article.
|Find out what is beyond.|