Sunday, June 5, 2011

Utah 2011 - Day 8: Musselman's Arch & Return to Salt Lake

This was the last day (morning) in the Moab area. The plan was to drive White Rim Trail out to Musselman's Arch for some photos, and then to Island in the Sky by way of Shaffer Trail before hopping back out onto the highway to return to Salt Lake.

At Musselman's Arch, JL Rockies doing his best "Y" impression from the YMCA song. ;) :lol:
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Aaron takes off towards the arch...
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We both posed too...
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Views from the arch...
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Heading up Shaffer Trail...
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Can you find the Yota in this picture? :jester:
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We got back into Salt Lake City (Draper), and transplanted our gear back into Aaron's van from the CRD and said our good bye's. We stopped for dinner before heading out of town... and this place caught our eye before we went to Moab, so we had to stop. Great pizza, BTW.
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It had been our intention to stay off of the interstates/major highways until we got near Nebraska ('cause there's nothing cool to see there anyway :goink: ), and mapped a way through another national park...
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Only to find out that the road that goes all the way through the park was closed due to washout. We drove in a way anyways to have a look around.
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We stopped after dark at a rest stop to sleep. We'd be taking the scenic route through Utah and Colorado tomorrow.



All photos from this day can be found here:
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