Matt Janson looking down into devil's canyon fruita, colorado

In Good Company

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
Mark Twain

I had a whole bunch of work to do today.

It started with hosting a couple of grant writing webinars for teachers. There were some tech issues but otherwise it was a lot of fun and went well.

So when Jo Carole texted asking if we could meet up for a hike, my answer, of course was, “YES!”

Once I’d wrapped things up, we headed over to Fruita to meet Jo Carole, her husband, John [who you’ll remember from our Culvert Arch experience], and our good friend Karen. And their dogs.

I won’t walk you step-by-step through where we went… let me summarize:

• None of us had really be here before. [You can’t count my previous experience. I was on drugs.]

• We kind of got lost, but ended up at a high viewpoint looking down into the canyon. Also, we started coming up with slogan/t-shirt ideas for trails365.com…hilarious stuff! Can’t wait to share!

Matt Janson looking down into devil's canyon fruita, colorado Matt Janson looking down into devil's canyon fruita, colorado

• We ended up finding the trail up into the main canyon. It was flowing and we were quite pleased with the results.

We did not continue up the loop trail [D3] but stayed in the wash.

Matt and I continued past where our friends felt comfortable, until we could go no further. We had found the heart of the devil. And it was black.

matt janson hiking in devil's canyon fruita, colorado mcginnis canyons NCA matt janson hiking in devil's canyon fruita, colorado mcginnis canyons NCA