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Saturday & Sunday, April 29-30, 2017

Sid and Charley at sunset near my campsite in the San Rafael Swell.

After staying up late the last four nights in a row to attend concerts and then getting up for work early the following mornings, it was finally time for me to sleep in on Saturday! I woke up around 9:00am (I really cannot recall the last time I slept in that late), packed my camping gear into the Jeep and started driving west to the San Rafael Swell where I would spend the rest of the day hiking in canyons and searching for rock art. It was very windy out all day, which is pretty typical of springtime weather on the Colorado Plateau, but a cold front had moved through the area and the temperature was pretty cool out, too. I could have done without the wind, but the temperature was perfect for hiking! Here are a few photos from the day…

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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Another 12 hour day in the books. This time with Amanda. I figured that since I have now driven the Kokopelli and the Tabeguache, I would just finish off the Grand Loop and find a 4×4 route of the Paradox Trail.

We got an early start this morning and headed towards Gateway, CO where I topped off my tank before heading up John Brown Canyon and the Gateway-Castleton Road to the start of the Paradox Trail. I won’t get into the details of the trail in this post, but I will say that the first half of the trail (50ish miles) went very smoothly. However, the second half of the trail did not, as I ran into some washed out sections of trail that I could not drive and then had to backtrack quite a ways. I am going to have to try to find some different routes for the second half of the trail in the future.

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