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08/30   Hot Hills
08/31   Maquoketa Caves State Park
09/01   Sutliff Bridge
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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
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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
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10/26   Red Rock Canyon State Park
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Snow Canyon State Park


tl;dr: I got a spare tire in St George and rode through Snow Canyon State Park. I couldn't take a shower.

I did not sleep well last night.

I made my way into St George pretty early. I ate at a fancy MacDonalds with ordering kiosks and video games for kids. I then stopped by an RV park to ask if I could pay for a shower. Nope. Huh.

I hung out in a park with an artificial creek for an hour or so waiting for the bike shop to open. It turns out St George must have an abundance of water. There are fountains and artificial waterfalls all over the place. Kind of odd for being in the desert. The town is well kept with wide streets and fancy houses and too-expensive grocery stores and new construction everywhere.

I purchased a new rear tire at the Red Rock Bicycle Co. It was the only shop open today. They even gave me a spare tube for free. I was shown where to see some Indian petroglyphs west of town, but I never did find them.

Eventually I headed north into Snow Canyon State Park. After paying entry I asked if I could use the showers at the campground. Nope. Huh. I am developing a bad taste for this area. I think these people may be a little stuck up. This area doesn't seem to be as dependant on tourists as many of the towns farther east. Maybe they are sick of tourists.

There are a lot of roadkill baby snakes along this stretch.

I continued north until I finally pulled off into Dixie National Forest to camp. It may have been warm enough to not use a tent, but mountain lions.

good morning St George

some park

new tire

Home of Jacob Hamblin (whoever that is)

lava rocks

more lava rocks

Snow Canyon State Park

Snow Canyon State Park

At the campground in Snow Canyon State Park. Pretty much sums up St George.

Cinder Cone

I couldn't figure out the significance of this mound, but there must be something.

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