June08,2008. This is one of the reason why I enjoy Truck Camper so much, being able to get into areas that few RV's can. A few clouds drift slowly across the Moab sky with unlimited visibilty.
Another view of our site at the unnamed BLM ( it's not Horsethieft). We'll be returning here tonight,who wouldn't. After a hardy breakfeast, we headed out.
Driving to Dead Horse Point Park.
This is the road to Dead Horse, pretty much open terriory til we get closer to the park entrance.
Arriving at Dead Horse,a few more miles to the visitor center from here.
Here we are at the visitor center where fees were paid,bought a book and information exchanged. we wander over the visita trail that court the wall.
Potash Ponds can be seen easily due to its bright blue color in contrast with the surrounding darker soil.
Builders of the wall,this was the only indection of who built this wall.
Out to the main event.
The Point was busy with people from around the world who came to see the grand view.
Colorado River below with Potash Road with onlookin visitors.
I spotted these two arches on the other side of the vast chasm.
A vehicle transvering Potash Road, I wonder if they can see us.
A man from Germany took our picture,this such a good backdrop with Colorado River and Potash Road below.
Looking across at the Island in the Ski area of Canyonlands NP.
Leaving Dead Horse to find Long Canyon and the mysterious Pucker Pass Rock.
Road from Dead Horse to Long Canyon
Making the turn on to Long Canyon and a adventure awaits us.
Long Canyon turn Off
dow the road a piece there are a couple of posted campsites just before us.
That SUV from Florida blew pass us and was out of sight in a heart beat.
Long Canyon runs parallel with Dead Horse boundary.
Down into the bowels of Long Canyon and a tight turn ahead.
First view of Pucker Pass. The Ford SVU going thru Pucker Pass couldn,t make it pass a rought spot that is behind us. We stayed to make sure they didn't get stuck, he had his family with him.
Pucker Pass dead ahead.
I'm here preparing our truck for its journeyunder the Rock,reducing tire pressure by 25% and all of the air bag pressure.
Pucker Pass 1
Pucker Pass 2
Coming out from under Pucker Pass rock.
My personal thanks to the "impossible is nothing" guy. Unfortunely I had forgotten his name and he helped guide me thru Pucker Pass after I'd help him.
Thanking him for his help.
The rest of Long Canyon lays before us.
La Sal mountains in the distance and Long Canyon road snaking its way through the valley.
How about this,even the bighorn Sheep have their own watering hole.
Which is the road or the dry creek bed?
Long Canyon snakes around like this for miles.
The dry creek is to the left and below road level.
From Pucker Pass on this road is easy to travel.
It looks like pet rock grew up and came here to live.
These are the first people we've seen since Pucker Pass.
Back on Hwy 279 head back to Potash Road.
During our first trip out I didn't get a photo of this high rise locomotive.
I don't remmber this being up hill, oh thats right it was down hill the first time.