Moab, UT – Green River State Park, UT
Miles Ridden – 97
Total Miles – 3,155
Today’s Travel Time – 5 hrs
Animal Totem – Lizard
What I learned today – Utah looks like another planet
Today the TAT ran right by Arches National Park, and I absolutely wanted to spend at least a little time there. It was very well worth the stop.
Obviously one of the major perks of this trip is seeing so much of our beautiful nation’s nature and wilderness. In Arches we found some of the most awe inspiring creations of Mother Nature.
The spires and the arches – shiva and shakti (the masculine & feminine) doing their divine dance of will and surrender, assertion and receptivity. We could have spent the whole day there, but we only had a couple of hours to take it in.
It was already 4 or so when we left Arches, filled up on fuel, and quickly began a rocky and steep ascent up Gemini bridges. It was some of the more challenging terrain we had done to date, and after we rode a little ways up we decided with the late hour and the fact we were all slightly cooked from being in the sun all day it would be safer (and we would actually make it to camp in the daylight) if we turned back and headed to Green River via the easier route- around the mountain instead of over it.
We still had fun though…
and this route was not without its challenges…
Arriving at Green River State Park with daylight to spare, we set up camp and did all we could to evade the plethora of skeeters.