We'd been on Gordon Flats the night before, but it was so dark we didn't get a single picture. We also didn't stop at any of the overlooks or other attractions on the previous trip because there wasn't much point. Now, there was plenty of daylight left to explore a lot of it. We came off of the hill climb on Flint Trail and did Gordon Flats from there north to Hans Flat Ranger Station.
Of course, the first stop was the Flint Trail Overlook. It was really cool to see the trail from above, and we took a lot of pictures. It was a slo a great way to see Ernie's Country and all of the canyons and valleys laid out before us. We could see for so many miles, and we hung out for a while just enjoying the view. It was also nice to know that we'd have easy trail all the way back to Hanksville.
We slowed down at the turnoff for Flint Seep, but we knew it was a longer spur. We knew we'd be back in the area someday, so we'd save it for another time.
We crossed from Garfield County into Wayne County, looking for the Bagpipe Butte Overlook. We finally found it, and we got out to check it out. We'd seen the butte when we did Big Water Canyon the day before, and we knew it was a sight to see. Everyone took a lot of pictures, enjoying the view in the long shadows.
After that, it was a little bit of time before we got to the turn off for Cleopatra's Chair and Panorama Point. We were holding out some hope for the time to be able to do the trail, still, but it was just too late in the day. We actually wanted to see Hans Flat, so we skipped it. It was a bummer, but we knew we'd be back someday.
French Cabin was right after that, so we stopped to explore. The cabin is going to fall over any minute, so no one dared go in it. It says "Walt" on it, so we determined that it was Walt's cabin after all. There was a lot of joking and poking fun at that point, and it was a festive stop.
We went by the Millard Canyon Overlook, and it didn't take long to get to the Hans Flat Ranger Station. It was long closed, and the sun was on its way down, so we didn't get out. There obviously wasn't any time to explore The Spur to the north, so we headed on to Hans Flat.