I finally have all of the pictures, movies, and reports up from our trip to Utah at the end of last month. It really takes a lot of time! The maps and GPS information is pretty involved, and then I need to sort through and name all of the pictures. Writing the trail descriptions and reports seems to take the least amount of effort, but I like writing. It means I can stop trying to keep it all in my head. Now I can promptly forget all of it.
After the two days we spent on Hole In The Rock we took a scenic route through Capitol Reef. We didn’t do any wheeling, really, but it was pretty. We even had time to stop at Goblin Valley before making it to Green River before sunset. I stayed at the KOA there. It wasn’t a very nice KOA, honestly.
Our last day of wheeling in Utah was spent in the San Rafael Swell, a huge area west of Green River both north and south of I-70. There are miles and miles of trails for SUVs, built Jeeps, ATVs, dirtbikes, horses, and hikers. It’s a very pretty area, and the whole group was new to it. We barely scratched the surface of it. We saw some amazing pictographs in Black Canyon, and then did a fun loop including Fix It Pass and Devil’s Racetrack. It was a long and fun day.
A few of the group got up very early on Memorial Day to head for home, hoping to beat the traffic. Bill and I headed for Denver a couple hours later, but we didn’t see much traffic. Walt headed home even later and it was uneventful. In the end, it was a fantastic trip. I get the feeling we’ll be spending a few more trips to Utah in the San Rafael Swell.