Sunday, October 5, 2014


serendipity |ˌserənˈdipitē| noun
the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way

I am a little over half way from Oregon to New Mexico, and I planned to spend a day or two in the Canyonlands area. Everything there was full. Tired, I continued south, checking my GPS for public campgrounds. I found one about 10 miles south of Moab, named Ken’s Lake, so of course I had to try it.

I found a spot and settled in, then looked around. In the distance I saw a small waterfall cascading down the nearby cliffs.

I wanted to hike to it but did not have the energy to go for it that afternoon. Today, however, I went for it.

Up close and personal…

There was a trail nearby further up. A one mile hike brought me past wind-carved formations a huge vertical cliff

Below, in the shade of the cliff, hidden by undergrowth and found only because of the sound it made, was another small waterfall.