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Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - Blue Mountain RV Park, Blanding, UT, Day 2, 0 Miles, 3,849.7 Miles for the Trip

While there was 0 miles towing, we put 181.6 miles on the truck. We started out with a stop at Butler Wash Ruins, a short 1/2 mile hike. After that it was trip to see some arches on Arch Canyon Road. It is the same road we will be hitting tomorrow to see the "House on Fire" ruin, but we drove by it & tried to follow some instructions from the campground owners. Not sure who was right, but Arch Canyon Road ended well before the turns they gave us. I included a photo of the "end" where we had to back down to find a spot to turn around. Even low range, 4 wheel drive wouldn't make it over the gravel & hill. Looking at a BLM map, it looks like the road we wanted is before Butler Wash Ruins.

Butler Wash Ruins (Large 2.4MB Version)


Butler Wash Ruins A Tree Concrete Carin The End
Red Dust Mule Canyon Kiva A Map of the Area Anne & Don


After that we headed to Natural Bridges National Monument. We stopped at all the "bridges" and photographed each of them. As usual, I also included a bunch of trees.

Sipapu Bridge A Tree  
Interesting Carin Horse Collar Ruin (Large 2.7MB Version)
Owachomo Bridge A Tree  

After that we headed to Muley Point & the Moki Dugway, then on to Goosnecks State Park. They now have an entry booth so I had to pay $5.00 for a 5 minute photo stop.

Don & Anne at Muley Point A Tree The Moki Dugway Goosnecks State Park
Goosnecks Camping Goosnecks State Park (Large 3MB Version)  

The next stop was at Mexican Hat for a few photos, and since it was almost 6:00, a stop at the Olde Bridge Bar & Grill for dinner. I had a Quesadillas, and Done & Anne each had a Navajo Bread covered with "Stuff". Their meals were huge, and although mine was smaller, it was very good.

Mexican Hat Monument Valley

The original plan was to stop at Monument Valley, and maybe drive the loop road, but by the time we finished dinner, it was late enough that we settled for a "Forest Gump" shot of the valley (Not sure why it is called that since I never saw the movie, but I've been told that is what it is), and headed back to Blanding.

Until Tomorrow -


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