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Tuesday: I left Antelope Island before the sun was up, concerned about getting caught up in Salt Lake City traffic, but I avoided it by heading east about 20 miles north of the city and then the plan was to turn south again and end up miles below the city. That's what happened in the long run, but it required a screw-up by continuing to Evanston, Wyoming first. That cost me about an hour. Then when I finally got to Provo, the traffic was quite heavy and it took ...
... about 20 miles of desert and plains with cliffs off in the distance before arriving at the entrance. I meant to comment on this before, don't be fooled by mileage signs out here – you will be leaving Moab for example and there will be a sign Canyonlands Park 22 miles’. You get there and that is where the turn off is for the park; you then drive another 20 miles to get to the actual entrance. That still does not account for the additional mileage to see ...
... follows the river. It was also beautiful as it flowed slowly south to the grand canyon.
We rested the second day then drove 70 miles down to Monument Valley. The park is actually owned by the Navajo Indian tribes and is not a national park. It is also the area that John Wayne filmed many of his western movies directed by John Ford. There is a museum there dedicated to John Wayne but also shows where other movies were filmed ...
... I was driving, so I didn't take pictures--perhaps I should have stopped. But if you Google "Cisco, UT" on an image search (or just click here), you will see that Cicso, UT is the most complete ghost town you will ever see. Turns out that it was a thriving little town from 1880 into the 1950s, but then the interstate went through and that was the beginning of the end--or maybe the end of the end. ...
... would never happen at the Grand Canyon! I followed a trail along the rim and had the place all to myself. It was unusually still and quiet, stood atop the cliff edge that made up one side of the canyon. You can look down and see the canyon floor, then another canyon cut into the canyon floor, that from this distance looks like a massive dinosaur foot print! A number of small trees cling on the the cliff edge, all twisted and jagged, almost sculpted. A few birds flutter around ...
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