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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Monday, October 31, 2016

More Moab and more amazing scenery, it is never ending here !

Where are we today
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    What a great nights sleep we had so quiet here. Up early waiting for the sun to rise then a bit of a walkabout. 
    Then Suzie and I discussed today’s plan to see if we were both on the same wave length.
    The plan was to tour the rest of the Arches National park that we did not got to yesterday. So we took off at 9 am and headed on down the road, the pass we bought yesterday is good for 7 days. So we saw what we wanted to see and even hiked a few small trails. Now if we were real hikers we could sure spend many days here exploring. 
Salt Valley
       We stopped at the lookout for Delicate Arch but had to do a moderate (aggressive for us not climbers) hike about 1/2 mile to a view point. There is another trail 3 mile aggressive hike to get closer but don't think so.
Delicate arch
first cactus we have seen this winter
Fiery Furnace
      Then we came to Sand Dune Arch a very short walk through a narrow passage and across some deep white sand, wow very interesting.
through here

pretty narrow
beach sand
here it is, we found it
     This was done by noon and we came back home for a light lunch. Then headed back out by 12:30 to take a scenic drive along the Colorado Riverway on 279 (Potash Road) A nice 2 hour drive checking out some more amazing scenery. Have I said what an amazing area this is?
we followed the Colorado River
Petroglyphs 

Jug Handle Arch
       At the end of the road is a huge Potash Plant.
         Heading back along the river we checked out this BLM campground right on the banks of the Colorado, only $15.00 a night but no cell or internet service. We spoiled.
Beautiful Campsite with a view
        A but further we saw a bunch of rock climbers.
         Home by mind afternoon so now we can relax and enjoy our e-readers in the sun. 78f is awesome !
     Now it has been 10 days since we have set up our Weber Q and we are having Weber withdrawal. So because we can I set it up and we grilled some chicken pieces, added to our salad with cantaloupe and we had a wonderful supper.
wind screen in place
love the smell of chicken on our grill
yummy? yup

      Getting dark before 7pm now inside for the night, read a bit post the blog and figure what we might do here tomorrow. Thinking Canyon Lands National Park but that is another $25.00 permit and we would only do a drive through. There is other things to see in the area and maybe another scenic drive, we do enjoy those as well.
     Thanks again for stopping by and enjoying this amazing scenery with us. Mind you the pictures really do not do justice to what is actually here.

 If you missed yesterday’s posting Via Facebook, go to the bottom of this one and click on Previous posting lots of wonderful pictures there too.


Where have we been this Winter

23 comments:

  1. Another scenic drive you might want to take is Hwy 128. Head south on 191 and turn left at the Lions Hub Parking. 128 also follows the Colorsdo River. When you get to Castle Calley you can turn right or go straight. If yiu turn right, you will see two famous rock formation...the Priest and Nuns and Castle Rock. If you go straight, you will see both formations on your return trip.

    Also, you mirth want to check out Dead Horse Point State Park. There is a fee, not sure how much, but it is well worth the views at the end. Dead Horse Point SP is a left turn on Hwy 313 going towards Canyonlands NP.

    Heading south on Hwy 191 is also quite pretty!

    Enjoy!

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    1. Sorry George...that should read Castle Valley

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    2. Thanks for all you tips, we were actually thinking about the Castle Valley drive looks like it could be a very good possibility. Thanks for the tips.
      You wee so right we love this area.

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  2. Nice to see you out doing stuff.

    Remember, that $15 USD is actually $21 CAD.

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    1. We are enjoying being back on the road again and seeing some new places.
      Yes we are well aware of the exchange rate so we compensate by saving money with other things.

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  3. Very interesting. Hoping to get there next year.

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    1. This is definately a wonderful destination so much to see and do.

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  4. Glad you're enjoying the Moab area. It is one of our favorites.

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  5. By the way, Canyonlands is awesome. I hope you decide to see it.

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  6. Last time we were there we did the 3-mile hike to delicate arch. It was wonderful. What an amazing area.

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    1. IO would have done the 3 miles hike but Suzie would not have so we compromised, it was still wonderful.

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  7. The America the Beautiful pass (annual pass) is $80 US. Much better deal if you are going to view 3 national parks.

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    1. We thought about that too, maybe another year we will check out more National Parks and make the pass worthwhile.

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  8. We absolutely love Moab. One of our favorite places in this beautiful country of ours. Glad you took the time to stop and see the beauty. Enjoy.

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    1. This was the main reason we too this route to the southwest, but wanted to get over the Rockies before bad weather.
      Hope to come back again soon.

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  9. Loved Moab! Glad you kids got to do some hiking!
    Thanks for the photos
    Clancy

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    1. It is amazing here, would like to hike a bit more, but at least I get some walking in.

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  10. The good thing about the area you're in is that there is a lot to see and do. You don't have to take long hikes to have beauty all around you.

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    1. That is so true, amazing scenery everywhere.

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  11. Looks beautiful and yes the 3 mile hike would be a real commitment for us too. I've walked here at Hidden Valley but have to go around a couple of times. The hills get our hearts pumping for sure and I like the trails. This is where we've seen our first cacti other than the tall bushy ones on I40. Loving this feeling of being in New Mexico.

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    1. It is all wonderful glad you are enjoying. Wait until you see the massive Saguaro Cactus amazing!

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