Category Archives: hikes

Punta Leona

Our final orientation for AFS was in Punta Leona! Punta Leona is on the Pacific side and is known for its gorgeous white sand beaches.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is Playa Blanca, and the famous palm tree. Could it be any more beautiful?

Sadly we were only able to stay for one night. Given such little time I spent every minute possible on the beach.

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Couldn’t of been any happier! This was by far my favorite beach, along with Manuel Antonio.

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Playa Blanca was about a 15 minute walk from our hotel rooms, we found this cute little hut thing on the way.

Peek-a-Boo and Spooky slot canyons


Fall break weekend fun. We trucked it down to Slot Canyon’s Inn in Escalante and had a little fun on Saturday hiking Peek-a-Boo and Spooky Gulch slot canyons about 25 miles down the Hole-in-the-Rock road just outside of Escalante. The fall weather was just perfect for hiking in the desert with a load of kids.


A short hike (about a mile or so) from the parking area is the entrance to Spooky Gulch. It may not look like much- enticing to some, frightening to others…


Just step inside for some twists and turns, tight spots and amazing beauty.