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Headed from the cool climes of Washington State to Moab, Utah ... home of great 4x4 trails, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and the La Sal mountains. Here's a few of the pics ... with more of the story at the blog, here.

First we met some friends in Missoula Montana ...
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... and stopped at the Deer Lodge Car Museum and Prison ...
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The above is a 1933 Kozy Kamp pop-up. Is there nothing new? The auto displays were truly beautiful - gotta love the 50's and 60's cars! The prison felt a little confining - so we moved hurriedly along.

Lots of places to park and sleep, and we hit 'em all! Soon (days later) the sun came out ...
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... and we drove until we woke up here.
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Spent some time taking my passengers to Arches ...
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... dining with amazing views ...
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... and camping in the outback. See our TC?
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Met up with friends ...
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... and played in the rocks ...
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... climbed up and down ...
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... went to the hot tubs ...
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... and fixed things later.
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At Canyonlands, the views were even more stunning. We could just live here ...
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... with some little roads that climb down the side of the cliffs too.
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Or, do as we did ... head on up to a lake at 9200 feet in the La Sal Mountains ...
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No-one else here. Just the whispering aspens. Could have stayed here for days (partly because the road was slightly puckering ... not looking forward to going back down).

But soon it was time to descend ...
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... and caravan home.
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There's nothing like TC. Go where-ever, park, eat, sleep, investigate ... it's your call. There's lot more pictures at the blog site ... enough to bore any and all. See ya down the road ...


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Posted: 10/21/13 12:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You sure picked a great area for adventure, photos, and solitude.
And by the way, that is a GREAT office you have there, wherever it is.


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I've done most of the trail you showed. I go to moab every year in the spring. Loved seeing the blog pictures. thanks for the report.
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Posted: 10/21/13 01:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

....being solidly fall now in the Northeast, Moab sure looks nice!

Great report!

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I had to go check out your Blog, Great job On showing us some new territory. Ive never been to Utah YET! These pictures make me want to check it out. I want to figure out how to get to the road that goes down in that Canyon. That's my kind of camping there man.


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Very nice...Thanks for sharing your adventure.

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Beautiful country we live in eh?! [emoticon] Thanks for sharing you trip with us. Really nice photography too!

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Great photo's and looks like you made a lot of memories. I used to do a lot of mountain biking down there in the 90's before it was really "discovered". at least it seemed like it was still a sleepy town at the time.

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Love that Redrock Country. It's got some of that "you'll be back" attitude!





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cewillis ... Indeed! Wherever we are!
Dome ... The escalator was our undoing. Neither short nor long wheelbase could get through. Maybe next time.
silversand ... Go west young man!!!
Desertboy ... Lots of narrow roads that cling to the cliffsides ... all marked 4x4 only. That's us, right?
gjwarneke ... Really glad you enjoyed it. Hope to see you down the road.
dakonthemountain ... Oh, beautiful indeed!
snowinja ... I'll bet you're familiar with Milt's Stop and Eat!
1mtnman ... And we will!!!

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