|Colorado River just west of Moab, UT|
Friends and family, here’s a quick update from Utah.
We left Moab this morning, looking for a campsite. We struck out along the Colorado River just outside of town--no sites available. We settled instead for a BLM campground off UT-313. Called Horsethief, it sits at 5759 feet and is halfway between Arches National Park and the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park. It’s a really swell place, picturesque and peaceful, even if the wind is gusting up to 50 mph right now. We’re very happy here and plan to stay here as long as we explore these two national parks.
Again, we only have a modicum of internet access, but enough to check email and blog. Even better, we have very good cell-phone service, so please call or text. If we don’t answer right away, we’re probably hiking somewhere.
Forecast tonight: Freeze warning, low of 29, wind gusts to 45. Thank goodness for propane!