Wednesday, October 23, 2013

More rocks in the giant gravel pit

Fri. Oct 11 - Sun. Oct. 20 Tues. Oct. 22, 2013 (10 days) Moab Rim RV Campark - Moab, UT
Dead Horse Point State Park, Moab, UT
$10./car entrance
Dogs allowed!
We headed to Dead Horse Point State Park or as I call it the "lesser canyon" as opposed to the Grand Canyon. Yes, WE as in Scott, myself and the dogs drove the 20 miles out of the center of town into this beautiful state park. After paying the entrance fee, we were given a trail map, 2 poopy bags, and 2 dog biscuits. Now that's the way the Nat'l Parks should be!
On the way to the State Park, we stopped in Horse Thief Campground, which is BLM run. No facilities except nicely maintained pit toilets. Really nice sized sites many long enough for large rigs. Picnic table with a shelter over it at each site.
I enjoyed this park much more than Arches Nat'l Park. It was nice to walk along the many trails with the dogs.

The State has actually planted geocaches throughout the park. Scott enjoyed finding about 5 of them, while I enjoyed the walk, the wonderful weather, the bright sun, and yes, the beautiful views, even though it was still mainly red rocks. But this view was like canyons within canyons within canyons and seeing the great Colorado River snaking throughout.

Sometimes the trails would turn from paved to just walking amid the glistening sandstone. The only way to follow the trail sometimes was to look for small rocks lined up or a pile of rocks to lead the way.

Many places there was not even a guard rail. We made sure we kept a secure grip on our dogs' leashes!
A tired dog is a happy dog.
Tough CustomerTough Customer by Sandra Brown
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Really, more of a 3.5 rating.
Decent story line. A little slow. The budding romance, maybe, kept me interested. Surprise ending...for me.
Not sure I like Dodge, the main male character. In the book or as a fantasy, I could get past his annoying smoking habit and gruff personality, but in real life, he'd probably drive me crazy.

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