Greetings fellow Adventurers! I dilly dallied and struggled mightily with my destination this weekend. I was thinking Great Basin but it’s still cold! And, part of the big drive there is still closed for the season. Then, I was convinced to do Capitol Reef. But the cost of lodging and everyone saying they wished they had more time in Capitol Reef convinced my to get a cheaper hotel in Green River – a 45 minutes drive from both Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. I figure I can get to Canyonlands late morning, hike around the park a bit, see some cool stuff. Maybe catch a sunset at Arches or at Dead Horse State Park. Sunday, go into Arches pre 5 AM and stay all morning/day there and maybe hit some missed stuff at Canyonlands. It’s going to be a very flex trip. I am excited for clear skies, a new moon, and a 4 AM (ish) Milky Way viewing opportunity! Stay tuned for my wrap up next week. In the meantime, if anyone has some tips for cool stuff that is easy to get to from the Moab area, or in the parks, let me know in comments!
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Have fun! Goblin Valley state park is pretty close to Green River and has some very interesting formations (hoodoos). There’s a semi famous idiot who YouTube’d himself and his kids pushing a boulder off one. I think they got charged.
Awesome! Thanks, I didn’t realize that was quite so close! Might be able to squeeze that in for a few hours!