Moab BogleyFest 2009 | Saturday

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Saturday morning, I had volunteered to help a group that was planning on heading down the Granary Canyon with their vehicle shuttle. Once I was done with that, I hopped in my Jeep again and made my way towards Courthouse Rock. My first stop was the Halfway Stage Station.

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My original goal was to continue on from here to the Monitor and Merrimac, however I quickly found out that the route beyond the station was closed by the BLM earlier this year, so I needed to find a different route.

I circled back around Courthouse Rock.

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Making my way across Courthouse Pasture towards the Monitor and Merrimac.

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On my way to the Determination Towers.

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Soon I reached Tusher Wash and then made my way to Bartlett Wash Road and finally reached Hidden Canyon.

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Then I looped around to the Hidden Canyon Overlook.

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On my way back, I noticed that the BLM had placed signs at both ends of the Mashed Potato 4×4 Trail.

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There were also fresh paint markings to mark the trail (it travels mostly across slickrock).

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Maybe you can look at the terrain and see why it’s called the Mashed Potato Trail….

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When I finished the Mashed Potato Trail, I headed back to the highway and then back into town. I met the rest of the group from Bogley at Zax for dinner. It was a good day 🙂


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