Thursday, April 12, 2018

Boondocking in Rabbit Valley, near the Colorado-Utah Border and I-70

Its that time of the year when Uralisti from all over gather near Moab, Utah for a gathering of like minded individuals and their quirky rigs.

The gathering however, is not for another week; I headed out of the cesspool that is the Metro Denver area early to spend some time boondocking and working remotely on BLM land.

The first night would be spent on BLM land near the Rabbit Valley exit, mile marker 2 on I-70, part of the McInnis Canyon Conservation Area.  I was located really close to the Colorado-Utah border and so motored there after work to catch the sunset.

As I looked for a good spot, I crossed over into Utah to the first exit, Westwater, but saw nothing there to my liking in terms of sunset scenes.  I turned back towards Colorado and at the border sign, made a stop.

 Hey, what's that sort of hidden behind the Welcome sign for Colorado?>

 An Obelisk?

I can't count the number of times I've crossed this particular portion of the border between the two states, and never noticed the obelisk:




A closeup of the original ceremony.
10,000 people attended; guess that's what happens on a slow news day.

Pictures of the obelisk done, it was time for pictures of the sunset as it began with some rich yellows, followed by some pinks and then some brighter and more fiery colors.

 








It was, a pretty nice sunset.  I like this spot, a good omen start for a couple of weeks of planned boondocking while working.  

8 comments:

RichardM said...

Yes, a pretty nice sunset. How long is the Ural gathering in Moab? Are the rides planned out already or do people just show up and see where they want to go?

I like the obelisk/monument much better than the plain, ordinary sign. I wondered why they covered it up?

Kari Kropf said...

Good catch spotting the obelisk. Isnt it funny/weird when that happens? Nice sunsets tonight!
So how is the boondocking around Moab and the Natl. parks? I want to visit Canyonlands and other parks again. Spent a couple hours there a few years ago and have wanted to go back ever since.

Charlie6 said...

It’s about a week long, folks come and go, RichardM. Re the sign I’m guessing standardization and marketing....I don’t think our border with Kansas has one...or WY or NM for that matter

Charlie6 said...

I like the area around Moab and the National Parks nearby....not too hard to find solitude among great desert and rocky scenery.

Dan K said...

"cesspool that is the Metro Denver " Harsh! :)

Charlie6 said...

And yet, so true these days

SonjaM said...

Dom, your captures of sunsets never cease to amaze me. I will certainly visit one day, and you need to show me your favourite spots. One fine day...

Charlie6 said...

Naturlich SonjaM! Anytime...and thanks.