Saturday, May 16, 2015

Tour of S Utah Days 11&12: Not really Utah


Detour back to Colorado

Our plan for Sunday had been to ride early in Moab and motor on over to see friends in Grand Junction, Colorado, but the trail we wanted to do was a bit of a detour off of Hwy 191 so instead we chose to go ride near Grand Junction and Fruita instead. New things!

We’ve ridden the some of the Kokopeli area trails before

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Drew on Mary’s Loop overlooking the Colorado River. We rode this trail a few years ago.

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Me on Moore Fun trail. New to both of us and over both our heads. Still nice to try something new.

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The view from Moore Fun is, in my opinion, more beautiful than the riding.

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Colorado River from Moore Fun

I was challenged but careful on all the difficult technical sections of Moore Fun, and it was a stupid bush on an easy section that finally got me in the end.

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Made it to day 11 with nary a scratch, and then this from a bush.

But the owie didn’t hurt once we got to friends Jon and Kathy’s house in Grand Junction. 

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We had out first nice private showers in a week (glorious) in time to accompany them to a family Mothers day barbeque.  It was nice to enjoy good home-cooked food with good down-to-earth people.


In the morning we departed as Jon and Kathy left for work and made Salt Lake by 2 PM to the delight of our fur children.  I was one day late for Mothers Day but they gave me all the love they had been storing up for me all week.


“Meow. Happy Belated Mothers Day, Mom. Meow.”

The End

We had a fun and adventure filled 12 days of exploring the goodies southern Utah hides in her rugged beauty.  I’ve lived in Utah for 20 years and I will say that this was the best Utah vacation I’ve taken yet.  The days and nights out among the rocks and canyons with my best friend for company, the freedom to detour to unknown places, the shelter and coziness of our van, and the time to enjoy it all.  Here’s to another 20 years of exploring this diverse, wonderful state with the best travel companion I could image.

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