Sand Flats Recreation Area
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Heads up. If any of you plan to visit Moab (which we highly recommend) in the spring…it’s freakin’ crowded! For the first time on our trip we were scrounging for a place to park our RV. All of the hundreds (literally) of BLM, NP and otherwise beautiful campsites were completely full. As were most of the RV parks. Gotta love those …
... br> After walking down the steep trail, we drove to the Green River Overlook with stunning views down into canyons of the Green river.
Our final stop if the day was Mesa Arch. A short hike leads to a cliff edge arch with views towards the La Sal mountains.
We did a short return trip into Canyon-lands NP. We first listened to a ...
... alongside the Fremont River which is where the early settlers had arrived and been able to subsist growing fruit and crops . So we passed orchards and trees before the gorge narrowed with the stone cliffs dwarfing our Jeep as we made our way to the parking point at the road end. Previously this had been the main route through for travellers before they made Highway. We alighted to continue our way walking through the gorge to see early petroglyphs and the carved names ...
... did was drive up a high, steep narrow rock. Our driver Carla from Chile was exceptional and she explained that these Hummers are the same as those built for the army - just painted bright red. We drove up (and down) ever steeper rocks, skidded through sandpits, saw dinosaur footprints (yes really), incredible views and another stunning sunset. Our photos won't do it justice - Once I'd removed my hands from my eyes both the thrill of the driving ...
... Canada next year.
After dinner, came the impromptu talent show which was hilarious! With a few beers inside them, people were dancing, twerking, singing, you name it they were doing it. It was a really fun, social evening and we finished off the night with S'mores, an American tradition we had never heard of. We lit a camp fire and slid marshmallows onto long skewers. Once they were toasted and gooey they were added to a honey graham cracker, a chunk of chocolate ...
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