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Rainbow City

Rainbow City
Our trip to Hawkeye Arch was rather educational. David and I had to drive into Arizona and then back into Utah through Navajo Mountain Trading Post to Rainbow City. At the end of a long gravel road, Rainbow City is a little Navajo settlement that does not even show on Utah highway maps. Rainbow City is made up of a number of houses and severa [...]

What are they smoking?

What are they smoking?
On our third attempt, David and I finally reach Otho Natural Bridge just off of North Mill Creek, east of Moab Utah. This area seems to be popular with some of the “alternative” lifestyle people who are attracted to places like Moab. Under the bridge there is quite a collection of rock furniture constructed with fanciful designs and symbols [...]

Moab Rim Tram

Moab Rim Tram
On Saturday, I drive down to Moab with my mountain bike strapped to the back of my vehicle. In Moab. I take the new Moab Rim Tram to the top of the cliffs west of Moab, along with my bike. I attempt to ride southwest into the sandstone fins to a point where I can hike to Pool Arch. However, the jeep trail really isn’t a good mountain bike tra [...]

Race to Horizon

Race to Horizon
 I hike alone to distant Horizon Arch southwest of Escalante, Utah. While hiking up Mitchell Canyon just off of Alvey Wash, I meet a park ranger on horseback. He’s as surprised to see me as I am to see him in this obscure part of the new Escalante Grand Staircase National Monument. His last name is Alvey so I know he is a local resident. He [...]

Broken leg

Broken leg
My wife, Nancy, falls and breaks her leg while hiking (without me) in southern Canyonlands National Park. She was visiting the area with her parents. The park rangers do a great job getting her safely to the parking area where the paramedics pick her up for an ambulance ride to Monticello. Both right leg bones are badly broken in two places [...]

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