On a road trip leading to the location of an old vivid dream literally...I made a pitstop revisit
through Utah & did the close up version of the Delicate Arch trail at Arches NP, of course.
Last time I did the distant version, because I accidentally drove by the correct trailhead.
I've visited Utah more times than any other state I haven't lived in, and for good
reason. It's just so damn beautiful. I always feel like I'm on another planet here.
Will be hitting up Canyonlands NP (the last NP I have yet to see in the state), on the
way back to the west coast. The RV Park I stayed...
Bought a T-Shirt in the gift shop here. That's a first for me, but it was just so
cool and glow in the dark starry sky style. :-D Came out with a ton of fossils
I found along one of the trails in the park. I think the tour guides were too scared
to yell but I am quite sure I wasn't supposed to be climbing as high as I did and taking
specimens. Oh well. Was all accomplished in 100 degree heat with no water so we'll
call it even. On the way back to the west coast, also stopped at various points along the
highway and climbed random hills under highway ramps and at pull outs. Found...
This place was sort of in 2 states, Utah & Wyoming...& was kind of one of those
drives that seemed never ending, but it was a great spot to camp and lead to a very nice
fossil hunt up in Fossil Butte National Monument the next day.
*Check back soon for main gallery & more trail photos !
- Sorting in progress.
The stupid people here are almost as memorable as the landscapes. So I pull into a
Walmart parking lot upon hitting the state line (always a nightmare in itself),
step out of my car and start walking. This moron employee wheeling in shopping carts
starts to follow me. He obviously glanced at my license plate, which prompts him to
shout "So YALL FROM NOOH YAWWWK"?? I didn't feel like chatting so I just nodded without
even looking back, and maybe did a bored "mmhm". He then responds yet again by... asking....