Paradise Planet in the Beehive State

By:  Greg
June 27, 2011 3:30 pm | Category: Summer, Swimming

Kristin and I visited Porter for a week long tour of southern Utah. Along the way we saw many incredible sights, but perhaps among the most amazing was a narrow canyon near the Escalante National Monument that featured one of the most breathtaking swimming holes I’ve ever seen. After a 3 mile hike, we were treated to a hundred-plus-foot falls pouring into a nice cool oasis in the desert. If I can’t be out earning turns, this is what I like to do.
Kristin on Paradise Planet in the Beehive State

Remember, these 360 degree “planet panoramas” provide a full 360 degree view from where the photographer was standing. If you rotate the picture (or you twist your head sideways), this equates to spinning in place where the photographer was standing. Enjoy!

And here’s a quick view of this superb plane… I mean swimming hole, non-planetized:
Porter at the planet paradise, non planetized

Look for a full TR, and even some skiing content from this trip soon here on FIS!

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  1. christian
    wrote on June 27th, 2011 at 10:57 pm  

    sweet bastard that’s a win.

  2. Joel
    wrote on June 29th, 2011 at 1:45 pm  

    Looks like a sweet spot! If you find yourself coming through CO on your road trip let me know and I’ll be happy to show you around. After Sam’s generosity in the PNW I’m happy to help out any FIS folks whenever I can!

  3. Skimohr
    wrote on June 29th, 2011 at 2:54 pm  
  4. Adrian
    wrote on July 3rd, 2011 at 12:22 am  

    Very nice – that’s such an awesome spot. I must say though, I was surprised with how cold the water was out there, especially after having walked through 3 miles of sandy hot desert.

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