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... was too much and slowed. A lot. I floored it again. Nothing happened, again... Except this time, the RV realised that if it didn't at least try, it would stop, and roll backwards (RVs don't like rolling backwards). So, with much whining, it ticked into a low gear, ramped up to almost 5000 revs (which is several more thousand than I thought it had) and screamed its way up the hill. Very, very, slowly. This continued for the duration of the journey. ...
... a canyon. Then the road turned into a 10% downgrade and started having 10 mph gravel switchbacks. At that point I started having a panic attack (Peg was already having one). In spite of a several hundred foot drop off, after much backing and filling on one of the switchbacks – the only place wide enough to turn around, I finally got facing up the hill. I then crept carefully back up the road. I finally started breathing when we got to the top. I haven't been ...
... They looked perfectly happy. Guess what? Sunhats fly away in windy areas, 30 degrees or more are not happy climbing temperatures and a poker face cannot hide exhaustion. I gathered as much when helpful people who were returning said how many minutes we still had to go. And if they could do it, so could we. So yes, a bit more strenuous:D but don't be misguided by my happy ranting (Alex had to endure comments such as "there is going to be a ...
... it, but we overdid it a bit. Eight miles hiking at altitude (over 5000 feet) on a very hot day was enough for me and more than enough. By the time we got back from the last hike (about 2 miles to see Pine Tree Arch, Tunnel Arch, and Landscape Arch), I was dragging. We both really enjoyed the visit, though. Again--if you get a chance, go there!
I have posted a judicious selection of the roughly 500 ...
... trail. Absolutely fantastic views all the way along, crossing dried up river beds, a number of running rivers, deep sand and rock shelves. Did I say it was fun? Wow!
It was soon time to turn around and retrace our route back to Moab, stopping several times for pictures and water. Don't tell anyone but Samson did some of the driving on the way back; he did really well.
Now resting back at our hotel before ...
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