We were about halfway through Soap Canyon, on our way to the Colorado River, when I noticed the slab of broken stone at my feet containing several well-preserved fossil tracks. Hard to tell, from my experience if they were from dinosaurs or ancient reptiles, but surely it had to be one of the two.
I'd found fossils before, mostly invertebrates from the cambrian extinction like trilobites and other hard-to-identify sea creatures, but nothing ever like these wolf-sized footprints with pronounced claw marks punctuating the end of each finger. The animal that made these tracks would have been something impressive. Too bad we were a hundred million years too late to catch a glimpse.