Today all groups meet at the trailhead by 08:00hours. DJ rolled in yesterday as we were securing site #2 at Cowboy, he lucked out, site #1 was still open and the only one left.
Sunrise at Cowboy greeted us with a clear day and warming rather quickly.
Canyonlands Nation Park.
At Shafer trailhead.
We all met here, did introduction all around and did final rig preps.
Dump trucks and road grader staging area next to Shafer Trail, what are they here for?
Shafer Trail video
What a gorgeous day to start this adventure on!
Shafer Switchback 1 video
Many people just look at these switchbacks and turn around.
After some videoing I had to catch up with the group as they waited below.
Shafer Switchback Forward video
While running to catch up the group, I thought, "Hey what if I'd did some videoing from the top of my camper"
Dump trucks dumping their loads along Shafer Trail as seen from far below. We had made it to the bottom of the switch backs.
DJ and Bob approching the intersection of WRT and Shafer Trail.
We're all at the intersection of Shafer Trail and White Rim Trail. After making some adjustment to our rig we continued on.
Leaving the switchbacks behind.
We leave Shafer Trail behind and make our way to Gooseneck Overlook.
La-Sal mountains pecks were gleeming in the bright sunlight.
Gooseneck Overlook video
This is a easy to walk to the overlook of the Colorado River.
Here we are at the Gooseneck Overlook trail head.
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Everyone gathered for a group photo at the Colorado River Overlook
Nanice pointing out how wide the Colorado is.
We're the only ones down here, our trucks waiting patiently for us.
Still tilting towards the river below.
Swollen Colorado River below.
Back in our rig, on to Mussleman Arch,everone is having a great time.
WRT was rocky in many places,soon we are at Musselman Arch.
Muscle Man Arch
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Line up on Mussleman Arch
DJ wanting to get off this rock in the air.
At each stop all would load up on water, for it was very hot, it got 99.5 degree today.
A couple of Barrel cactus
Yucca along the way.
A small easy climb is ahead.
DJ and Bob are close behind me.
Reaching the summit there is a quick turn to the right.
A SUV coming our way, I stop and talked to the driver, he didn't know of anyone behind him.
Is It The Down Under
Bob driving over "nothing but air."
Making a lunch stop at Airport Campsite, Airport Tower is in the background.
Stopping at Airport Campground.
Enjoying lunch at Airport.
Washer Woman Arch coming into view.
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Just had to do a photo opp at the formatiom that looks a lot like a mushroom.
Enjoying an shady stop.
Enjoying the moment.
Along The Trail 1
WRT comes close to the edge in many places.