2014 Trip Across the US & Canada

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Sunday, June 15, 2014, Dead Horse Point State Park, UT- 60.0 miles, 10,706.8 For the Trip

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Another early start - I was on the road by 8:15AM. The plan was to try for one of the non-reservable sites at Dead Horse Point State Park. This is a very popular campground with beautiful scenery, both in the campground as well as at the point, about a mile further on. Two years ago it took 3 days of trying to get a spot. Today, I checked with the entry station, and they had one open site. I'm in site 12 (one site away from where I was in 2012) for the next three days. While most of the drives are long, the park is still a good location for visits to Canyonlands & Arches. It is good that I got the spot - by 9:30 the park was filled, although one trailer left around noon & was quickly replaced.

I drove out to the point & took a few photos as well as a panorama. As usual, I saved a large 3.5MB, 10,000 pixel wide version as well as the normal images. While at the point I met an individual with a NY hat standing on the edge of the valley. We chatted, and discovered he is from Peekskill, the town in Westchester County I lived in from the age of 5 - 10. Yes, it is a small world! I love the trees here, so you are going to have to put up with lots of photos of them.

Tree Behind My Site
Site 12, Dead Horse Point State Park
Where the Name Came From
The Colorado River
Another Tree
Fellow New Yorker
And, Another Tree

I spent the rest of the day relaxing, reading, and a short walk to the visitor center for a "T" shirt.

Dinner will be a pulled pork sandwich & chips, with the rest of the snap peas.

Until Tomorrow -

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