|Heading down to the 3 Steps of Death Descent|
|Yellow & Pink Slot|
|Two Moms and a Baby at White Domes|
|Morning at White Domes|
|White Domes Descent to Movie Set|
We turned right in the Kaolin Wash and hiked through the tall slot. Beyond the slot, we continued up wash until we passed the rock wall on the left.
|First Hike of the Day through Tall Slot|
Finding the trail leading up between the cryptobiotic soil on the left, we turned. The trail led us to the first wide opening in the wall and turned up this wash.
|Pointy Mountain Bypass Trail to Main Alley|
|Eye of the Iguana|
|Main Alley passing Beautiful Wash|
The canyon trail is clear but it is narrow so it would be difficult to lose the route anyway. We ducked under the overhanging rock and the bent tree. (The tree was a real test!)
The canyon got steeper and, in the end, we came to a large square boulder blocking progress. Our scramble was on the left end of the rock.
|Last Scramble to top of Canyon|
|View from top of Canyon|
|Crossing Sand Dune, Climbing Ramp and Rock Pointing the Way|
While we were taking our photos, we heard voices clearly from far below. The sound carried very well. Then we heard, "Mike!"
|Down and Up Ramps to Top of the World Arch|
While we were taking our break, we saw John W.'s group far below on the Prospect Trail. And, they saw us. Later, we exchanged photos!
|View from Up Ramp to Arch|
|Mike climbs up to the Arch|
|Three Musketeers on Top of the World Arch|
At the bottom of the slab, we connected with a trail that finished the descent down a steep old rockslide. We finished at the fat monolith landmark.
|Rock Layers at Arch|
We took a short rest looking back up at the steep descent we had just made. Then, turning back to the left where we had come from previous to the canyon climb, we headed back to the first large wash opening up on the right side of the main alley.
|View from Top of the World Arch to Northwest (Prospect Trail below)|
|Rita and Kay near Hike High Point|
|Mike and Rita at the 3 Steps of Death|
It is in this area that many delicate fins protrude from the rock underfoot. It is important that hikers watch their step during this section of the hike so not to break the fins.
|3 Steps of Death Slab Descent|
The route continues over the flattish sandstone terrain by veering to the left slightly. Finding your own exact path, the hike eventually drops into the Kaolin Wash next to the red crack wash at the right.
|Hiking into Beautiful Wash|
|Photo Walk View|
The Mouse's Tank Road Wash #5 crossing is next. The continuance of the Kaolin Wash offers many colors and appearances all the way back to the movie set.
|Passing the Fire Wave|
During this section, there are three different small slots. It has been a few years since I have been able to pass through these slots certain that they will be dry.
|Passing the Wave Wall|
|Entering the Yellow & Pink Slot|