Veteran’s Day on Copper Ridge

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

This Veteran’s Day I wanted to check out the Copper Ridge trail. I have been on bits and pieces of this trail before, but have never done the whole thing in one shot before. I made my way to Moab and topped off my tank before heading north out of town and turning onto the old highway just opposite of the Gemini Bridges Road. I followed the old higway for about a mile and a half before turning left at the start of the Copper Ridge trail. The trail follows along part of the Bar M Loop at this point.

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Arths Rim in the background
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Arches in the distance in front of me
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Traveling around Sevenmile Canyon
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Coming down some switchbacks
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Travelling through the Sovereign Trail area
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Crossing an expanse of slickrock at the Arches National Park boundary
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Slickrock in the background
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Marching Men peeking up in front of me
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Near the Klondike Bluffs trail
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Dinosaur tracks near the end of the Copper Ridge trail
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These tracks were weathered pretty badly, and certainly not as good as the ones I saw a few weekends ago
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After heading up through an old mining area, I made my way back down to the highway again and headed home. It was a nice day off of work 🙂

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