180 North 3400 West, Hurricane, UT
This is a 9 mile hike with elevation gain of only 230 ft.
Groves of capped white columns are located near Big Water at the edge of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The cap of the hoodoo is Dakota Sandstone which was a beach of an incoming seaway. It is 100 million years old, and the post of the hoodoos is Entrada Sandstone that is 160 million years old. There should be a layer of Morrison Sandstone but for some reason it wasn't laid down and isn't present. This is why there is such a large gap in the age of the cap and post. I have never done this hike and could get lost, but that's part of the adventure. Bring plenty of water, sunscreen and a snack. If the weather is bad we will cancel.
Some of you could go on to Horseshoe Bend in Page, AZ. This is a short drive of just 20 minutes from Big Water. For those that don't want this portion we can split into 2 groups were some head back to Utah and the others on to Horseshoe Bend.
Moved to UT Feb 2016 and loving it here! Enjoying the beautiful outdoors!