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... when we saw the sign for clearance through tunnels between us and the campground at two feet shorter than our RV. We later learned that we could have fit by straddling the middle but we have been very pleased to find a great little state park just outside the national park. Candidly, this campground worked out much better for us. After settling into the campground, we headed up to the visitor center and did a little ...
... on I-70 and blasted through to just west of Grand Junction avoiding the worst of the rain until the final 10-15 miles.
As if the weather didn't provide enough drama, we began the day with an accent of Moki Dugway. Imagine an 1100 foot vertical mesa from which a gravel road is somehow carved. It was by no accident that our route was planned such that we would tackle this road going up rather than down. ...
... twice, and came to rest as noted above. We could not see anyone standing around that we would identify as the driver or passengers. We could only assume the driver and any passengers had already been taken to the town of Vail for treatment.
That patch of ice was the only one we saw on the way up Vail Pass. On the way down there were two or three others, but no other accidents.
At Edwards, we got some gas and made a pit stop. ...
... br> The trail is advertised as a 2.5 mile, two-hour hike. Quite frankly, when we first started out I had no intention of walking all the way to the Independence Monument. The first half-mile or so skirts behind some very nice homes.
Since we began our hike at about 08:00, the lighting was wonderful for taking photos. Probably my two most favorite subjects were the rock formations and the twisted cedar trees.
... me wipe all the 'pool' off with his shirt though... so I accepted his apology!
Within this area there were some beautifully coloured lizards sunbaking. I chased one and realised they are quite fast (but I must be fast too because I kept up with them until they gave up running and hid under rocks). They were a mixture of turquoise/blue and yellow.
We then walked the Devil's Kitchen trail and came to a room with a sun roof created by natural rock walls. ...