Moab BogleyFest 2009 | Sunday

Sunday, November 8, 2009

On Sunday morning, I slept in a little later than the previous two days and met up with the remainder of the group before they headed out for their canyons for the day.

After saying good-bye, I headed out of town on UT 128 along the Colorado River on my way to the Dolores Triangle. When I reached the Dewey Bridge (what’s left of it), I turned onto the Entrada Ranch Road and made my way down to Lake Bottom, where I would find out if the Dolores River was low enough to cross. The water was not clear, so I couldn’t tell how deep it was at the ford, so I put my Jeep in 4-Lo and inched my way across. The water reached my rock rails at the deepest point, which means the Dolores was actually shallower than the last time I crossed.

Now that I was across the river and on the Dolores Triangle, I took my time making my way home and exploring some of the side roads I had passed before.

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Cabin along the way
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Intersection for the Dolores River ford and Granite Creek
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Spur road that took me to some nice campsites along the Colorado River
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I turned here and headed up onto Knowles Mesa
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Great view over Westwater Canyon from the end of this trail
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Rafters below in Westwater
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Headed down off of Knowles Mesa
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On my way back to the main Dolores Triangle Road, I lost my brakes and the pedal went down to the floor. Luckily I wasn’t going very fast at this point and I was on an easy flat section of the road. Once I pulled over and got out to inspect where the failure was, I found that the hard brake line on the rear axle had ruptured. In order to get home, I had to cut the line, flatten it with a hammer, fold it over and I put a vice grips on the end to prevent it from leaking. This gave me only three good brakes for the rest of the drive home.

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All in all, it was a good weekend, and I would really like to join the group from Bogley again in the future….and maybe even do a little canyoneering next time 😉


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