I’ve been doing some work for Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, UT. Each month I’m required to be on-site for several days. When I’m at the sanctuary, my workspace overlooks Kanab Creek Canyon. For several months now, I’ve wanted to run up the canyon – today was my day.
After my last meeting, I quickly donned my shorts and shoes and was out the door. From Angel Village at the Sanctuary I followed the County road to where it dips down towards Kanab Creek (just after Angels Rest, the pet cemetery). From there, I jumped into the creek and began to run upstream.
There is one section of nice narrows, lots of tamarisk, and once you top out, wide-open terrain with a variety of jeep tracks providing a diverse selection of slick rock, sand, and cobble. You can choose to run in the creek or along jeep tracks depending on your fancy.
After an hour out I turned around, anxious to get back and celebrate the day by sitting in the creek and enjoying a couple of barley pops. This is the first day I have been warm in almost 6 months and I cherished the sun on my skin and the cool water on my legs. An excellent little run and recommended for anyone visiting the Sanctuary or passing through Kanab.
Next run - R2R2R on Friday. Can't wait....