It was a short 38 mile, one hour drive down from Dead Horse Point to Moab and the OK RV Park. The park is about five miles South of Moab and a Passport America park with few restrictions. We have full hookups, 50 amps, good cable and free WiFi that is so-so.
After getting set up we went for a drive on the Potash Road. It gets its name from the potash mine about 16 miles down the Colorado River in the bottom of the canyon. The mine is operated by Intrepid Potash
. The main feature of the mining operation is the evaporation ponds they use to extract the potash and salt. They are a brilliant blue due to the dye used to speed the evaporation process. Please click on the link to see how this company extracted 700-1,000 tons of potash a day.
Saturday we headed for Arches National Park which was the main reason for staying a couple of days at Moab. This park is remarkable with all of these Estrada Sandstone fins rising from the desert in varied formations. The fins have eroded and formed over 2,000 arches throughout the park - no, I didn't include a picture of all of them - ha ha!! We made several hikes to get to different viewpoints to see the arches of note.
Sunday we stayed in. Believe it or not, we had a little rain - very unusual in this area. At least it cooled things down a bit. The temps have been in the mid 90s since we arrived at Dead Horse Point. Tomorrow, we head for Salt Lake City and an appointment to get the kitchen slide adjusted and to get Doris a new military ID card. We are not sure how long we will be in Salt Lake City before heading to Logan, UT for several nights.