Moab to Green River

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.

Starting down the shelf road at the top of Spring Canyon.
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In the shade under a large overhang on my way into Spring Canyon.
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Scenery along the way.
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Down in the bottom of Spring Canyon.
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When I made it to the canyon floor, I started following the road along the Green River towards Hey Joe Canyon a little way.

It’s just a little overgrown down here along the river.
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I sure could use some limb risers for this overgrown tamarisk…
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Following the road next to the Green River.
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After heading back out I went to check out the Dellenbaugh Tunnel. I did make it to the end of the trail but I was unable to locate the tunnel. I guess I will have to try and find it another time.

Stopped under Tombstone Rock.
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Near the end of the Dellenbaugh Tunnel trail.
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On my way back from the tunnel I managed to run into another little problem. I was driving a little too fast when I hit a small rocky wash just a little too hard…

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I bent the wheel pretty good.
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It was not a lot of fun having to change the tire in the middle of the desert with no shade.
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I did manage to pound out the dent and fill the tire with air, but it went on the back of my Jeep as my new spare tire.
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After that little setback I found my way over to Rainbow Terrace, also known as the Rainbow Rocks trail. This trail brings you up and close to the Rainbow Rocks butte.

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I was originally planning on taking the Crystal Geyser trail to Green River, but because of my delays and fuel level I decided to head out on the Ruby Ranch Road and then took I-70 to Green River.

The drive on the Ruby Ranch Road looked a lot like this much of the way.
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I made it to Green River in time to grab some dinner and get some rest after my long day.


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