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08/30   Hot Hills
08/31   Maquoketa Caves State Park
09/01   Sutliff Bridge
09/02   Flags
09/03   Maasdam's Wheel Art
09/04   Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge
09/06   Fred's Bike Shop
09/07   Clark Tower
09/08   The Terraced Hills
09/09   Tower of the Four Winds
09/10   Just gravel roads
09/11   Grand Island
09/12   Boot Hill
09/13   Highway 34 to McCook
09/15   Tinker Tom's
09/16   The Big Easel
09/17   Mount Sunflower
09/18   Long Dry Day
09/19   Colorado Springs
09/20   Camping High
09/21   Wolves and Fossils
09/22   Cottonwood Pass
09/23   Send up the bicycle guy
09/24   Kebler Pass
09/25   Grand Junction
09/26   Colorado National Monument
09/27   Entrada Bluffs
09/28   Arches National Park
09/29   Hole N''The Rock
09/30   Newspaper Rock
10/01   Comb Wash up
10/02   Natural Bridges National Monument
10/03   The Burr Trail
10/04   Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
10/05   Escalante
10/06   Escalante Mountains and Red Canyon
10/07   Coral Pink Sand Dunes Park
10/08   Dinosaur Tracks
10/09   Snow Canyon State Park
10/11   Cathedral Gorge State Park
10/12   Sunnyside
10/18   A Week in Sunnyside
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10/21   Leaving Las Vegas
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10/23   Uphill Against the Wind
10/24   Ridgecrest
10/26   Red Rock Canyon State Park
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New Zealand 2016
Kayak Trip 2017

Hole N''The Rock


tl;dr: I started late, got tired, and quit early.

I sat around in my room all morning contemplating staying another day as the rain splattered outside. I was actually still pretty tired, and another day of rest would be nice. Late morning the rain stopped and I decided to hit the road.

That was dumb.

As soon as I hit the edge of Moab the wind kicked up out of the south and forced me into low gears. The highway was busy and narrow and there was a lot of climbing. And a lot of RVs. After 15 miles I made it to a rest stop. Right after that was the Hole in the Wall tourist stop, which I didn't study much due to the rain. Right after that more climbing and more wind and it was raining, and I gave up.

I pushed my bike off into some rocky BLM land between two giant canyons. Oh look, more scenic canyons. I found a relatively sheltered spot where I could set up my tent maybe a half-mile from the highway. And there I sat the rest of the day reading a book as the wind attempted to knock my tent about.

the Lazy Lizard

leaving Moab

Highway 191

what's up with those apostrophes?

jeep statue

bull statue

some canyon

I shall waste the day here.

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