Friday, November 6, 2009
On Friday, I got up early and made my way to Moab to meet up with some people from Bogley who would be canyoneering that weekend. I met up with them just before they headed out for their canyons for the day. Since I wasn’t ready to start canyoneering just yet, I found out where we would be meeting for dinner and then headed out with my Jeep to do some exploring.
I made my way north of Moab and turned off on the Gemini Bridges Road. When I reached Little Canyon, I turned off onto the Gold Bar Rim trail and then made another turn onto a trail I had not been on before, that crossed Little Canyon again and met up with Bull Canyon.
From this point, I got back on the Gemini Bridges Road and then explored a few more trails around Arths Pasture and the South Fork of Sevenmile Canyon. When I reached UT 313, I made my way towards Dead Horse State Park and then continued on the Long Canyon Road. Before descending Long Canyon, I took the spur trail out to Day Canyon Point.
Views from Day Canyon Point.
Then I headed down Long Canyon.
Jug Handle Arch
When I reached Moab again, I still had some time before sunset and dinner, so I headed to Arches National Park to watch the sunset. I headed to the Windows section of the park.
The sun through Turret Arch.
After the sun was down, I headed back into town and met up with the rest of the group and had a nice dinner at Fiesta Mexicana.