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We stopped once again at Escalante Outfitters so Peter could update his blog…a whole week gone so soon! On the way out of Escalante, we stopped to take a picture of the vintage Shooting Star Diive-in. Pulling back onto the road, we were just getting up to about 50 mph and a large buck leapt from the scrubby ditch right into the path of the car.
Peter writes, “It happened so fast I just stood on the brakes. The coolers, suitcases and everything else behind us came slamming forward and pressed us hard against the seatbelts. The car was slowing as fast as it could but a collision seemed unavoidable. At the last moment the buck heard all the commotion and, in a single leap, disappeared back into the brush…we’d missed it by inches...good thing we weren’t going any faster than we were.”

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