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    I rained yesterday, so we didn't want to go out on a trail today. So we took advantage of the fact that there are few people around and played tourist and drove through Arches National Park. Few people/cars in the park, we could pull over anywhere we wanted, it was nice. Beautiful day.

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    I use too live in Utah what a beautiful place. I miss it. Keep them pictures coming
     
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    Today it was super windy, so we took the Raptor up the Shafer trail past the potash fields and then up into Canyonlands National Park. There we played tourist and drove through. Windy, cool but at least sunny.

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    Sorry to report that our liberal Mayor (Moab) and county commissioner has convinced the National Parks to close. So effective today both Canyonlands and Arches National Parks are completely closed. Good thing we did both in the last week. Fortunately, while they are kicking people off BLM land for camping, they have not closed other trails yet. Weather is still no cooperating, but next week looks better.
     
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    It was the perfect day in Moab. Not a cloud in the sky and it ended up at 73 degrees. We took the RZR and did the "Poison Spider" trail (which seems to get rougher every year) and then cut over and did the "Where Eagles Dare" trail. There we end up at the overlook looking down at Corona Arch (maybe we should rename it to Virus Arch). As you can see the LaSalle Mountains have plenty of snow still on them. Trail 1.jpg Trail 2.jpg Trail 3.jpg
     
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    Today was cool, but sunny, so we took the (dirty) Raptor and drove out to Castle Valley and did Onion Creek. It is a Raptor friendly trail. We did a new off shoot up to a boring hole (which we didn't find). Trail 1.jpg Trail 2.jpg Trail 3.jpg
     
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    My Wife and I were there last September/October. Drove most of those same routes. Stunningly beautiful, tons of fun. Hope we can go back soon.
    Great Pictures!
     
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    Beautiful photos.
     
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    Yesterday we took the RZR and drove 50 miles (one way) to Spring Canyon Point, which is past Tombstone Rock, Secrete Spire and over looks the Green River. It also over looks the trail to Hey Joe Canyon. Spring Canyon is the canyon you descend down to go to the "Hey Joe Canyon" trail.

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    Took the already dirty Raptor and went exploring off Yellow Cat "road". Found some cool places and plan on going back with the RZR on Saturday and going on a couple of harder trails into the most north area of Arches National Park. The trails are on the topo map, so I hope we can do them. Saw several mines and some cool rock formations.

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