We had left home on Sept.02,2010, heading for Moab,Utah. We are stopped at a rest area on the I-70. Today is Sept. 03.2010.
Even along the I-70 one can see nature's wonderful sights on display.
More viewing as we motor along the I-70.
Utah has some of the best rest areas.
A few more miles and we'll be in Moab.
Traveling south on Hwy191 off of I-70 towards Candyonlands.
We are now on Hwy 313 off of Hwy 191 on our way to Cowboy Campground and Canyonlands NP.
After checking in with Canyonlands and securing a campsite on Hwy313 we headed into Moab for fuel and other items.
Almost to the entrance to Arches NP, as we pass by we could see that it was a busy day for them.
I didn't hear about any road/bridge construction, it appears that the bridge is being widen. This is what was seen as we cross the Green River.
Taking care of business,it was decide to see the damage at Mineral Road Switchback on the way back to our campsite.
Two motorcyclist headed towards Canyonland.
Warning sign at the beginning of of Mineral Road.
Minerial Bottom Switchback
Off we go!
So far Mineral Road shows little damage.
The switch backs are just beyond this sign.
Some of the damage by the "Closed Road" sign.
Julie by the road closed sign.
We're going over to see the damage done to the switch backs.
At this area, there is only some deep gouges to side of the road.
A view of the deep gouges that took out Mineral Road switch backs.
After taking a good look of this road damage by Mother Nature herself, we headed back to our site at BLM's Cowboy campground.
Here we are at our campsite,#4., overlooking the mesa.
From our site this is what we enjoyed viewing.
A firering,table and nothing less than a roofless toilet.
Had to fight off a large lizard for the use of this plastic throne.
Due to the large amount of rain that this area been having, flowers were blooming in good qualities.
Some flowers were every pretty and unusual.
Julie getting some word games done before the setting sun.
What a sunset it was!
a young jack rabbit seraches for it's morning meal.
Julie and I re-entered Canyonlands to check for anymore cancellations that would get us further along the WRT.
The view never gets boring.
Re-entring Canyonlands National Park.
Canyonlands visitor center was already busy this morning. I was able to extent our trip on the WRT to Candlestick campsite.
After checking with the backcountry desk,we walked over to the overlook to gaze upon Shafer Trail.
Shafer Trail Road goes all the way down there.
Julie posing along side a tree at the overlook.
Julie and I decided to see some of the sights, we had some time to kill before tring to contact Jeff again.
Stopping at another vista view.
Making our way to the viewing area.
A good look of the switchbacks of Shafer Trail Road, as can be seen its being traveled upon already.
I asked a kind soul to take a photo of us with the switchbacks as a background.
Our rig was lonely without us, so we headed back to it and headed for the next vista view.
Not too high