Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument
The Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument has some vast as well as austere landscape that embraces an array of scientific as well as historic resources. In this high and rugged as well as remote region there are bold plateaus as well as multi-hued cliffs that run for long distances and this was the last place in the continental United States to be mapped. Even in modern times, the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument has unspoiled areas that are a frontier and this quality greatly enhances the value of this monument in terms of scientific study value. There is a long and distinguished human history that attaches to this monument and here distances as well as aridity are pitted against one another to pose a great challenge to human dreams and courage. There is excellent scope for geologists, paleontologists, archeologists, historians as well as biologists to study this monument and the surrounding areas.
Many Recreational Activities
The Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument provides the visitor with a number of recreational activities that include hiking/backpacking, camping, mountain biking, horse & pack stock, off-highway vehicle, and river running. Overnight permits are necessary within the Monument and they apply to all overnight cars camping or backpacking and these permits do not cost anything and may be got from the visitor centers or at developed trailheads. Now all you need is a Swiss gear tent.
For the dedicated camper, there are a number of different Swiss gear tents available that would meet camping needs of almost all campers. Most Swiss gear tents have features such as rain shingle floor protector that is useful against inclement weather and there are also sure to be factory taped fly seams, gear loft/organizer, shock corded fiberglass frames, triangular bay windows, e-port and zippered duffel carry bag. The price is not high and one can easily pick up a Swiss gear tent for less than a hundred dollars.
The typical Swiss gear tent would be able to easily sleep up to four persons and the area contained would be around 9.6 x 9 feet giving a total of 85.5 square foot area and there may also be extensions on either side of the tent for added shoulder room and each may be having a zippered window Tub style, with the polyethylene ripstop floor that has a rain shingle layer and there is also a shoe pocket, an e-port for access to an electric port and the height at the centre of a typical Swiss gear tent may be about 56 inches.
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