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Jun 15, 2018 - Colorado River ride

Colorado River ride This morning we headed out on a scenic route following the Colorado River northeast from Moab. The prevalent rust colored rock rose up all around us. It was easy to imagine how the river had cut through this canyon, shaping the course with its powerful flow. At times the canyon walls rose directly from the water giving you the feeling of riding through a topless tunnel. Gigantic boulders littered the sides of the canyon giving credit to the warning signs for landslides. The ride was easy with very little traffic so we...

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Westward Ho 2018

Jun 14, 2018 - Arches National Park

Arches National Park Sunrise over the mountains begins before the sun is visible. The entire dark blue sky lightened up, then streaming skyward and over the mountain, rays of pale yellow reached out to the heavens. Slowly and steadily the beams became wider, more intense, as they continued their earthy destination. Rising above the mountain silhouettes the round fiery ball steadily rose. We rose early to beat the crowds and especially the heat to see the famous Arches National Park. The air was crisp and dry as we road along. The drive...

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Westward Ho 2018

Jun 13, 2018 - Moab, Utah

Moab, Utah We took the long way to Moab for a less strenuous pull through the western edge of the Rockies. Traveling on Highway 50 north we were in a wide valley with mountains to the right of us and mountains to the left. The land had lost its green vegetation and became more desert like, shrub trees dotted the landscape and cattle grazed leisurely. Turing west on interstate 70, the land became even more barren with outcroppings of rock jutting upward, bare of any visible signs of life. The temperature kept climbing as we kept rolling down...

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Westward Ho 2018

Apr 23, 2018 - Monument Valley to Moab, UT

Since we only had 148 miles to travel today, we took our time getting packed up & headed out. We took our time admiring the rock formations around the park as we took Callie for her morning walk. It was a beautiful day for a drive - sunshine & no wind. We were blessed with beautiful scenery & safe travel & arrived at the OK RV Park outside Moab in early afternoon. After we got set in our spot, we headed into town to find the Visitor Center & get info on Canyonlands. Then to Moab Brewing for dinner. We stopped there last year so knew we...

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Apr 18, 2018 - Arches National Park and Manti-La Sal National Forest

Good Morning, and it was, with several hikes in Arches National Park. Temperature was cold enough for jackets until noon with a stiff breeze especially at the Windows Arch. . When we got to the parking lot for the Windows Arch there was already a tour bus of people. A nice lady from Ohio who was on the bus tour offered to take our picture under the Windows Arch. We hiked a couple more of trails with the hike to Landscape Arch being the last one. By the time we finished our hiking to the Landscape Arch, the parking lot was full of...

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Apr 17, 2018 - Arches National Park

Moab, Utah, a busy place, just name the activity you want to do and its all here. You have Arches National Park, hiking, rafting, bicycling, 4 wheeling, jeep climbing, rock climbing, and others. After reaching our campground, we setup our rv then left in the truck to explore a 17 mile tour along Potash road, following the lower Colorado River with towering sandstone cliffs. Potash road gets it name from the Potash mine that mines potassium chloride for fertilizer. A mine that opened in the early 60's as an underground mine famous for an...

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Sep 30, 2017 - Colorado River Boat Trip

Today we took a jet boat ride along the Colorado River, currently 3 feet deep. Kortney, our driver, did the life vest drill & told us if anything happens just get off the boat and walk to shore holding the vests above your head as he'd rather not clean the vests. Ha ha! He was the best boat driver/commentator ever. He expertly serpentine along the channel to avoid the shallows; pointed out points of interest, he named one notch high above us 'Fish Eating Thumb' and that's just what this collapsed arch looked like! Kortney is Moab born and...

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Fall 2017

Sep 29, 2017 - Arches NP

We arrived at Arches National Park at 9am on Friday and waited in line at the entry station. Why are drivers unprepared to pay or show the National Parks pass so the rest of us can enter the park? The entry station is not the place to have a lengthy conversation with a ranger; the Visitor Information Center is 2 minutes down the road. This park closes early Sunday through Thursdays so the road crew can work on the road from 7pm to 7am. The heavy equipment is parked in about half the pull outs where you can stop, look around and take photos....

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Fall 2017

Sep 28, 2017 - Moab, UT

We are having a blast visiting National Monuments and state parks this trip. With 396 sites in the National Park Service and 10,234 state parks we have a plethora of potential destinations! Dead Horse Point State Park is 30 miles from Moab. We were happily surprised to visit Utah's own Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon's viewpoints are 4,500' above the Colorado River. Dead Horse Point's views from the Rim walk are 2,000 feet; providing a close up view of the meandering Colorado River and the valley rock formations from different areas. I...

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Fall 2017

Sep 12, 2017 - A Difference of 40 Miles

A Forty Mile Difference Yesterday, September 11, we visited Arches National Park and today we visited Canyonlands National Park. Both geological wonders, with close to identical rock strata, they are different as night and day. Arches is a park that explores towering formations that formed with the help of tectonic plates and millenia of climate change and fragile arches that formed when the softer stone eroded away due to rain, snow melt, wind and pollution. And canyons, of course, are bellow ground level, formed when the salt layers left...

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Sep 10, 2017 - Another Form of Spectacular

Today was our day to begin to explore the great American South-west. Driving to Grand Junction yesterday moved us from the Rocky Mountains to the dramatic vistas of the Great Colorado Plateau. Forest gave way to shrub trees, and the hard granite of the Rockies changed to the erosive sandstone left behind by huge inland seas. We need a course in the geological history of the US. Immediately after Hank completed yesterday's Journal the wind came up and it rained for 20 minutes. Because of the heat we had not put up the fly that covers the...

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Sep 9, 2017 - Bryce Canyon and Moab

More national parks. Saturday morning we set off early doors to drive to Moab, Utah via Bryce Canyon, this was a very long drive - 5 hours. We became Yanks for the day as we were very lazy at Bryce and stuck to driving the scenic drive all the way through. Although it was interesting to see, we didn't find it as exciting as Zion and therefore didn't stop long. We also knew we hade a long drive still ahead of us! We arrived in Moab at tea time (I was planning to have a nice hot shower etc after a few nights camping) Joe had different ideas!...

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