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May 18, 2019 - Arches National Park

How beautiful is this? I know it's different from other national parks. Yosemite has the trees, the waterfalls, and the granite cliffs. Arches National Park has red rock formations, a little bit of a desert motif, rocks that shouldn't be on top of each other and of course, rock arches. The weather today was perfect for us to visit this park. The pictures (especially in this format) won't do it justice and me trying to describe it, won't do it justice either. It's no wonder thousands of people come to see this park every month. Great views,...

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May 14, 2019 - God’s Country

After our week in Kanab to reminisce and bury Presley, Ossy and I headed to Moab. There are five National Parks in Utah. With friend Kimmy, I had visited Zion and Bryce Canyon, so I had three still left to explore. On the way to Moab, we stopped in Torrey to visit the Capitol Reef National Park. Along with the red canyons so significant throughout Utah, Capitol Reef boasted beautiful golden sandstone domes as well. Os and I arrived early and drove through most of the park before I decided to turn around and go hike Chimney Rock. As we were...

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Gypsy Journey

Apr 27, 2019 - Potash

4/27/19 : still Moab. Drove along Colorado River to a Potash mine. A vintage VW Van group did as well. The petroglyphs were very faint. Can anyone come up with the name for the VWs? A wake of buzzards, An intrusion of cockroaches, A murder of crows, A convocation of eagles, A gang of elk, A cast of falcons, A gaggle of geese, A tower of giraffe, A glint of goldfish, A lounge of lizards, A pride of lions, A labor of moles, A prickle of porcupines, A _____________ of vintage VW vans.

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Apr 26, 2019 - More Arches pics

The campground in Arches requires a reservation six months in advance and generally fills up. The road into the park ends at it. Personally I would not wish to tow on that road. Rain is expected today here, local tv news states Alta ski area will reopen on weekend with $99 day tickets after a 600 plus inch season.

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Apr 25, 2019 - Moab, rock on.

"Rocks" Quote from .........Edward Abbey, 'Desert Solitaire' : The very names are lovely—chalcedony, carnelian, jasper, Chrysoprase and agate. Onyx and sardonyx. Cryptocrystalline quartz. Quartzite. Flint, chert and sard. Chrysoberyl, spodumene, garnet, zircon and malachite. Obsidian, turquoise, calcite, feldspar, hornblende, pyrope, tourmaline, porphyry, arkose, rutile. The rare metals—lithium, cobalt, berylium, mercury, arsenic, molybdenum, titanium and barium. And the basic rocks—basalt, granite, gneiss, limestone, sandstone, marble,...

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Sep 19, 2018 - River Trip Preparation

Wednesday, September 19: Trip Preparation in Moab Weather: high 50sF calm and cloudy in the morning, warming to mid 80s and very windy in the afternoon Route: ACT Campground -> US-191N -> City Market -> US-191S -> ACT Campground Highlights: - Although the 4 of us had done a lot of planning and preparation throughout the summer, we still had the "T minus 1" organizing to get done today before our friends arrived. We let them know there were no 2.5-gal jugs of water available. They had picked up 10 yesterday so offered to try to find 10 more...

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Sep 18, 2018 - On to Moab

Tuesday, September 18: Dinosaur National Monument → Moab Weather: high 50sF calm and sunny in the morning, warming to mid 90s and windy in the afternoon Route: Green River Campground → UT-149S → US-40W →US-191S→ I-70E -> US-191S -> ACT Campground Highlights: - It didn’t rain last night after all. We heard an owl after the RV generators shut down around 21:00. - We were out of the tent at 6:30. It was mostly dry but we propped it in the sun upside down while we ate breakfast. This was the last time we would set up this tent for several...

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Sep 17, 2018 - Moab Arrival

Arrived at Moab KOA early afternoon. Bob and Gerianne had been here a few days, and had us over for a wonderful steak dinner. They filled us in on their time so far in Moab, and provided some tips for us. It was a little warm, but cooler weather was in the forecast for the next couple days.

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Aug 15, 2018 - Aches Nat'l Park & Petroglyphs

We drove along the Colorado River, west of Moab to find the Petroglyphs on a wall along the river. A couple of pictures are included. We drove thru Arches National Park and have included a few pictures. ******************************************************************* You Tube Video - Arches National Park - Moab, Utah

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Aug 14, 2018 - Colorado Riverway

Drove into Moab, Utah today from Grand Junction, CO. After getting settled in at The Portal RV Park, we took a drive along the Colorado Riverway which is pretty spectacular. You tube video link below. ******************************************************************* You Tube Video - Colorado Riverway - Moab, Utah

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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

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