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White Canyon

White Canyon

Tuesday morning, after breakfast at the Blanding “Old Tymer” restaurant, we headed west past Natural Bridges National Monument, to White Canyon which parallels Highway 95. White Canyon is a large canyon complex that stretches clear to Lake Powell. There are three “crossings” along the way that allow vehicle traffic to the other side of White […]

Hole-in-the-Rock Trail

Hole-in-the-Rock Trail

June 8th, we left our motel room in Blanding (after breakfast at the Old Tymer restaurant) and drove west to the Natural Bridges National Monument area. We then turned south and then west towards Hall’s Crossing on Lake Powell. Just after passing through Castle Creek, we parked just off the road and headed west down the Hole-in-the-Rock trail […]

Arch Canyon

Arch Canyon

Morning on June 7th found David and I camped out in Comb Wash, west of Blanding Utah.  After a fried eggs and toast breakfast, we loaded up the ATVs and headed across the highway and north up Comb Wash several miles to the mouth of Arch Canyon. Along the way, a doe mule deer jumped […]

Comb Wash

Comb Wash

On June 6th, David and I headed south with the ATVs to spend a couple of days exploring southern Utah before it got too hot. Usually it is getting too hot by this time but this year is much cooler than normal with more rain than normal. In fact, the last couple of years have […]

Behind-the-Rocks

Behind-the-Rocks

Saturday morning, David and I loaded up and headed for the hills southwest of Moab called the “Behind-the-Rock” area. There was a threat of rain in the area so we weren’t surprised to see a big black cloud hanging on the La Sal Mountains east of Moab. However, I had already decided I was going […]

The Dinosaur and Paria Canyon

The Dinosaur and Paria Canyon

The United States government is a huge, cumbersome dinosaur that sometimes sits on your grass hut. The dinosaur doesn’t care. All of your cussing and kicking won’t change a thing. You just have to live with whatever the Dinosaur decides to do, no matter how illogical the actions. Recently The Dinosaur, in this case the […]

South Coal Wash

South Coal Wash

We had been getting a lot of “weekend” storms that were really messing up my ATV trips. When we found that the next Saturday, May 2nd, was also going to be stormy, David and I took off from work on Friday, May 1st, so we could spend the day on ATV’s in the San Rafael […]

Eagle Canyon

Eagle Canyon

Saturday morning, April 18th found David and I heading for the San Rafael Swell area again. We parked just down the road from where we parked when we drove the Devil’s Racetrack. This time we unloaded the ATVs and headed for the Swasey Cabin. After taking some pictures around the cabin, we headed down the Eagle […]

Back Into Salt Wash

Back Into Salt Wash

David and I took Friday off from our work to take the ATV’s to southern Utah and celebrate the first day of Spring. The week had been beautiful in Utah Valley. It looked like Spring had finally arrived and were anxious to just get out. We drove down to the area west of Goblin Valley […]