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From Provo, it was off to Moab UT. We were in Moab for 3 days and 4 nights. We probably needed a week or more. Each day was a trip into either Arches or Canyonlands, unfortunately missing Dead Horse Point and probably some other sights. Each day was a day packed with hiking and climbing. After the 3 days, we were absolutely exhausted. I cannot begin to describe the scenes from either park. Words just don’t do them justice, so I am just going to put a bunch of thumbnails on the web page and you can go look at all of the pictures on our Smugmug galleries.

Arches National Park: http://our-rv-odyssey.smugmug.com/Travel/Travel-2013/RVing-2013-Summer-Arches-NP

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Moab: http://our-rv-odyssey.smugmug.com/Travel/Travel-2013/RVing-2013-Summer-Moab-UT

We also spent an afternoon walking around downtown Moab. lunch at a the Moab Brewery, a micro brewery with excellent food and beer. The view from the RV park itself wasn’t bad either, an early morning picture of the moon setting over the mesa behind the park.

Moon set over Bridger Jack Mesa

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On our way to Canyonlands NP, we came across a scenic overlook of a pair for formations that had been given interesting names, the Monitor and the Merrimack, after the 2 civil war ironclads that met in battle.

Canyonlands National Park: http://our-rv-odyssey.smugmug.com/Travel/Travel-2013/RVing-2013-Summer-Canyonlands

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Canyonlands was another amazing place, so close to Arches, but yet so completely different. The resulting rock formations were unique. The meeting of two canyons formed by the Colorado River and the Green River, brings the Mesa and the park to an end where the canyons meet at Grand View Point. One of the overlooks to Shafer Canyon, the trail leads onto the flat top of the Mesa, where you then climb around the left side of the rock outcrop to the edge of the drop off.

Stuart’s Paranoid Theory: The Department of the Interior that runs the national parks, has a secret agenda concerning the fitness of the American public. They put the parking areas anywhere from to ’s of a mile from the ‘scenic view’, so you have to hike up and down and over terrain, forcing the visitors to walk and get more exercise in an afternoon then they usually get in a year.

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