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Old 05-21-2012, 11:01 PM   #1
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First Real Trip of the Year - Moab; Canyonlands NP

After a day and a half of preparation, I left Hutchinson, KS this afternoon and headed west. My destination- Canyonlands National Park and the Moab, UT area in general.

I've pretty much fallen in love with the area around Moab. The rock formations, the canyons, the desert, and the just the immensity of it all are impressive and beautiful. Moab is a pretty cool town too.

I should arrive at either Deadhorse Point campground or Horsethief Canyon campground sometime tomorrow. I'm really looking forward to crossing the Rockies tomorrow in my Ram 1500 gasser, just to see how it compares to the Ram 2500 diesel I pulled the same route with last year. I know I'll have to go slower, but that's ok. I'm not in a great hurry.

This will be a three week trip, so I'll have plenty of time to post pics of my adventures.

Right now I'm at the Colorado welcome area in Burlington, CO. If this stop is like others I've made, I'll probably sleep for 3 or 4 hours and hit the road again around 3AM.

Have a good one,
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:48 AM   #2
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Sounds like the trip is going to be a good one. Enjoy,
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:47 AM   #3
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Wow...would love to do that trip! Enjoy the scenery and make sure you do get your rest though.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:01 AM   #4
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Have a great trip. I do remember you having the diesel last year. What's your reasoning for going to a half ton gasser this year? I always like to hear different points of view on TV selection.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:40 AM   #5
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You are coming into my neck of the woods. Have fun, we will be camping a bit more up north in Utah this weekend.
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:53 PM   #6
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Moab, one of my favorite areas. Have spent a lot of time in that area. Have fun and enjoy.
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:00 PM   #7
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My wife spent four days in Moab last summer and we loved it. The rafting was great with Red River Adventures. Arches was an amazing place to visit.

Enjoyng the trip.
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Arches is in my top three favorite NPs along with Bryce Canyon and Grand Teton. I love the red rock country, so photogenic and the sunset photography can be spectacular, especially with a red intensifier.
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:53 AM   #9
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Moab & Bryce Places to stay

Any recomendations to stay and or place to avoid.. will be there in July..
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Old 05-24-2012, 03:37 PM   #10
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Sorry I've been missing. No internet access at Sandflats Campground or at Horsethief Canyon camp area. Doing laundry right now on Kane Creek road. Here are some pics, for starters. These are all at Sand Flats rec area, where I camped the first night. All except for the one where I'm filling the tanks with water, at Lyon's park, just across the Colorado river going into Moab.
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