Monthly Archives: July 2007

IntrepidXpedition 2007 | Day 13
Tuesday, July 31, 2007

This morning I started out by heading west on I-70 through the San Rafael Reef and up onto the San Rafael Swell.

Coming up to the San Rafael Reef with the moon above (it’s there if you look closely).

Once on the Swell I made my way over to Eagle Canyon. Driving under I-70 through a small culvert with just enough room 😉

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IntrepidXpedition 2007 | Day 12
Monday, July 30, 2007

Before I could drive anywhere today I needed to replace the water pump on my Jeep for the second time on this trip. It took a few hours in the morning, so I got a later start than normal.

When I finally did get going I made my way over to Spring Canyon which heads down to the Green River.

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IntrepidXpedition 2007 | Day 11
Sunday, July 29, 2007

After a good nights sleep it was time to get out and do some more exploring around Moab. My first destination was to head up to Hurrah Pass.

Looking up Kane Creek Canyon at sunrise

Headed up to Hurrah Pass

View from Hurrah Pass

From the pass, I continued on to Chicken Corners. The name of this trail was given by a tour guide whose passengers were ‘chicken’ and preferred to walk around the dangerous area. It should also be noted that this dangerous section of the trail was once more hazardous than it is now.

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IntrepidXpedition 2007 | Day 10
Saturday, July 28, 2007

When I woke up on that Saturday morning, I had been in Colorado for 9 full days. It was finally time to head out and move on to Utah. My destination for this day was the La Sal Mountains and Moab, Utah. I was planning on getting there via the Castleton-Gateway Road. In order to get to Gateway, I needed to cross over the passes to the Telluride side. I knew Black Bear still wasn’t opened yet, but had heard Ophir Pass was open again, so I decided to give Ophir a second chance. When I made it to the pass this time around, the road closed signs were gone, so I continued on down the other side towards the little town of Ophir.

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IntrepidXpedition 2007 | Day 9
Friday, July 27, 2007

After a few days up in Grand Junction, I was headed back down to Silverton for the dinner and raffle the Colorado Chapter of NAXJA was putting on for ColoradoFest. Before I left the area, I had a few places I wanted to explore on my way south. I started off by heading to the Colorado National Monument.

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