Saturday, September 13, 2014

At our Moab Base.

We got a campsite at an RV park for three nights to allow us to explore the Moab area. What luxury! Electricity, water, a laundry and WiFi! We ate the first meal not cooked in the camper on this trip at the Moab Brewery. Moab is all about the outdoors. Mountain and road biking, rock climbing, rafting on the Colorado River and all manner of off-road vehicle activity. It's turned into a tourist town over the years, but still has a funky vibe. We went up to Dead Horse Point State Park where I got to ride their complete system of mountain bike trails. These trails were relatively easy, mostly on slick rock and sand with some technical sections. While I rode, Debbie hiked some five miles out to the spectacular point which over looks the Colorado River and took some great photos. We then went into the Island In The Sky portion of Canyonland National Park where the park service is celebrating the 50 th anniversary of the park. Today Debbie did laundry and then rode her folding bike into town to do some shopping. I rode my bike up the nine mile bike path out of town, (Moab has a great bike path system that connects all of the major trail heads. ) I got to the Bar M trail head and rode Deadman's Ridge, a trail rated as expert, back down to Moab. After two days of intense biking, I was wiped out and spent the rest of the afternoon lying around and typing this blog. Tomorrow, after dumping the tanks and filling up with food and water, we plan to go to the Needles District of Canyonlands and with luck hopefully snag a campsite for a few days.

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