A veritable hugfest ensued as expected as my co-workers said goodbye to each other. Just before 12:30PM, I was geared up, and waving goodbye to several of my co-workers who were boarding the shuttle car to the Salt Lake City Airport.
I took Utah 189 down to Provo and from there caught US6 towards the town of Price, Utah. The day had started with thunderstorms that woke me and I would "enjoy" rainy conditions which transitioned to downpour conditions as I neared Soldier Summit! Still, the rain gear did its job and it never got below the low 50s in terms of temperature so it was all good.
Finally got rid of the rain somewhere near Price, Utah and there I picked up US 191 Southbound to the I-70 Superslab. I would spend most of the afternoon on these slabs, the slowest vehicle on the road as I cruised at a comfortable 55mph.
I arrived at Fruita, CO around 5:45PM and entered that end of the Colorado National Monument. I quickly found the campground within and found a spot for the night. Once I had the tent set up, Scarlett and I motored out to see what we could see as sunset neared.
The scenery within the campground area, not too shabby.
Fruita Canyon Overlook
The colors got really nice after the sun was below the mountains to the west
of the Independence Monument Overlook
As the light faded, I decided to shoot the rest of the Monument area tomorrow morning as I head towards Grand Junction, CO via the Monument's roads.
Long day, but a great ending don't you think? A good night's sleep, perhaps catch the sunrise and then head on home tomorrow.