Friday, June 16th ~ From Torrey to Moab, Utah
“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller
Leaving Torrey, we drove back through Capitol Reef National Park, continuing along Highway 24. It was not long before the dark red streaked cliffs turned to an ash gray.
We were on our way to Moab to stay for at least three nights to explore both Arches and Canyonland National Parks.
But first we had a slight detour to check out the Goblin stone formations found nowhere else on the planet.
Stopping for a short chat at the visitor’s station, we snatched up a park guide and paid our $13 entrance fee. There was a little information posted about the rock features and how they were formed.
After a few minutes, we headed for the park highlighted spots. Temperature was already in the high 90’s and forecast to hit over 100. I was in no mood for a long hike.
Not too far into the park, we arrived at Goblin Valley overlook. A covered picnic area allows anyone to see the view into the Goblin Hoodoos, or if you are so inclined, you can take some gentle stairs down into the valley to walk amongst them.
Without much hesitation, we marched ahead. They were just too interesting to simply look at from above. Heat wave be damned…
Here are a few more shots to show off the very unusual shapes:
We wandered around for about a half an hour, took several more photos and then headed back up the stairs to continue on our way.
Overnight: We have a spot at Portal RV Resort, Moab, Utah for three nights 6/16 – 18.
GRATITUDE MOMENT: Today I am extremely grateful that the air conditioner works well in our RV. The weather forecast is calling for extreme heat for the next few days with temperatures in the 100’s. We will be taking it easy…