Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Uraling again in the Cathedral Valley, boondocking at the Coal Mine Wash BLM site.

Oct 21

Left Hells Backbone Road campsite way before dawn, hoping to make some time and get some riding in within Cathedral Valley, UT.

I would end up traversing UT 24 where it crosses the Capitol Reef National Park but made no stops.

After checking in with my loving wife where I could get a cell signal, I doubled back about 7 miles to the entrance to the Cathedral Valley Road and parked the URRV.

Got Scarlett off the trailer and off we went, motoring a bit over 14 kilometers to reach this point within Cathedral Valley:

I would spend the next couple of hours criss-crossing the area looking for the right angles for the two main rock formations that the valley is known for:

 Temple of the Moon

 Temple of the Sun

 Temple of the Moon

 Temple of the Sun

Cathedral Valley, Utah

As I retraced the 14 kilometers back to the URRV, I stopped and posed Scarlett when a good spot presented itself:

 Dry River Bed

 The rock above Scarlett caught my eye, kind of looks like
the head of a Gator, don't you think?

Once I got Scarlett back on the trailer, we moved about 7 miles to the Coal Mine Wash BLM site and set up camp:

 Factory Butte

 It was very windy today

 slightly different angles and camera modes

Now waiting to see how the weather is at Vail Pass on I-70, my planned route home.


RichardM said...

Nice photos especially the last one! Have a safe trip back...

redlegsrides said...

Thanks, waiting on passes to clear and traction conditions to improve

CCjon said...

That pix of UMMA with Factory Butte in the background, the factory looks like Noah's Ark perched up there. Nice shot.

redlegsrides said...

CCjon, I'd missed that Noah's Ark sure does! thanks

SonjaM said...

Cathedral Valley is a perfect name. Nature's architect did an awesome job.

redlegsrides said...

Thanks SonjaM! It's one of my favorite Utah valleys....