Thursday, 18th of April 2013 at 09:04:20 PM

Canyonlands 2013 day 14: Toadstool Hoodos + Transit to Las Vegas

In the morning I started from Page at 6.30 am. 25 miles east of Page on US89 north there is the trail head to the Toadstool Hoodoos of Lake Powell. I could not resist for a small morning hike to revisit them and take some photos. I met 4 US guys from Florida extending their business trip to see some place in Sout Utah and Arizona. They had visited the Whaweap Hoodoos the day before and knew also the Wave. That surprised me. But they were also surprised that I have been on those places too.

Toadstool Hoodos

I took my photos and then continued the drive through Kanab – Fredonia – Hurricane – St. George towards Las Vegas. Nothing special on the drive beside a group of Cowboys work with a herd of cows and calves.


I arrived at the Hotel in Las Vegas at 2 pm, checked in and went to the Pool to relax from the 5h drive.


In the evening I went shopping in the Fashion Show Mall and then for Dinner to the Wynn Buffet. It was  43 USD and quite expensive, but the quality of food and dishes convincing. I was tired and returned to my Hotel in South Las Vegas were I could not resist to invest 20 USD in gambling at the Roulette machine (the only game I know). Strangely enough after 30 minutes I had a balance of 258 USD and cashed out. A win of 238 USD and a free Bud Lime Light during gambling.

Winning 238 USD (20 USD input)

Then I checked at the Sports Book of our Hotel if they  quoted the Championsleague Final soccer match between Bayern München and Dortmund (Wembley Stadium). And indeed it was listed with 66USD for Bayern Win and 330 USD for Dortmund win (each at 100 USD bet). But more importantly it was broadcast on their  TV’s at 11:45 AM on saturday. My plan for saturday was settled : Shopping – watch Final in Sports Book area – Pool – Dinner .

Hiking Mileage today:   2.9 km /  1.8 miles

Hiking Mileage total:    166.2  km / 103.8 miles

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