Up again just before the sun came up in effort to shoot the sunrise, but it continued to be more cloudy than I'd hoped for. I shot a few images for HDR purposes later, but I haven't processed them yet - they're last. What I did see that morning...
plan was to stick around town till about mid-day, and then we would
continue our travels west while JL returned back to Salt Lake. With
that in mind, we opted to play a little bit of the tourist card and
cruise through Arches National Park. But first, we came back out of
"The Spot" again by way of Long Canyon.
We toured Arches, and stopped in a few places... like Park Avenue
And the Balancing Rock
did drive out to Delicate Arch, but because time was fleeting we did
not take the long hike up to the upper viewing deck. Instead we
traveled back out to the highway by way of the Willow Flats road... a
gravel/dirt/rock road. And one final hurrah with JL at Pasta Jay's
before we went our separate ways! It was great to see him again, and we
had a great time.
original idea would be to head out of Moab about noon or 1:00pm in
hopes of arriving in Las Vegas that night. But tooling around Arches
and stopping in town one last time for lunch put us behind schedule. We
didn't leave Moab until after 2:30pm. But we opted to see how far we
could make it.
More views along I-70...
before reaching our interchange at I-15, I'd pulled off the highway in
search of fuel... only to discover that my power steering pump had died
somewhere between Moab and our current location. We weren't really in a
place where we could look into it further, so we chose to continue into
a bigger town where we could take a closer look.
We landed in
the town of Beaver, UT... found fuel, and confirmed that the power
steering pump was indeed dearly departed - including the wonderful spray
of ATF+4 all over the underside of the hood. We decided to find a room
for the night instead of camping in the Jeep... that way we could use
the interwebz to try to source a new part (and get showers!). We both
did some research online before turning in that night, and Aaron took
down the phone numbers of the parts stores in town so that he could call
in the morning.