Moab Rim

Moab Rim on Saturday, July 13th. We got an early start to again try to beat the heat and so I apologize that some of these photos are dark. We were at least in the shade going up the Rim.

Dee was our trail leader today with a group of 3 Jeeps and 2 Samurais.

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Across the Colorado from the Moab Rim trail head, you can see Little Arch up on the Poison Spider Mesa.

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Dee led the way up the Rim.

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Up and over the Devil’s Crack.

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This is absolutely one of my favorite views in Moab. I love to see the Jeeps climbing up the trail with the Portal in the background.

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Now we’re getting into better lighting with Dee leading the way up the Z turn.

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Susan & Jeff & Gene making their way up in the Samurais.

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Here’s Dee, giving some spotting advice and driving instructions to Glen. She took her trail leading responsibilities seriously and so did we!

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Glen posed for a photo with MoabyJ. Sorry it was a bit dark.

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At the top of the Rim and out in the sunlight, here’s Redroxx posing for a photo.

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And Dee’s truck, Roxanne, also posing for a scenic photo.

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Up the steep Slickrock Dome, then down the sand hill.

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Dee tried to make it back up the sand hill, without any luck. I tried too but the sand was too deep and too fine today. Defeated!

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We circled back around at this point to finish the trail before it got too hot. Does this sound like a recurring theme? A nice view of redrock country.

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There was a bit of work to be done. There is a pole that used to mark private property that the BLM asked us to remove. It’s all BLM land now, which is great news, so we took it down.

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Then it was back down the rim to the parking area, about a 2 1/2 hr. trail. Back to the A/C and later, the MFFW meeting.

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Another great day! See ya on the trail! At least, I will when I get back to Utah in late August. :-(

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