I gave Moab a miss on the way out, went straight through Green River and down 24 to the Temple Mountain area. Things were pretty empty there as it was a Sunday. The rest of my trip I mostly was around climbers and slot canyoneers (Sandthrax and Indian Creek). Being around climbers is a completely different vibe than the 4 wheelers etc in Moab. A pretty laid back, if scruffy group. OTOH, I did go up on Elephant Hill in Canyonlands for some work shots and met a bunch of cool Jeepers. It was all good.
Sucks, my sister just returned from a weekend there after having not been there for several years. She was blown away at how populated and grown up it has got. She owned a vacation home there for years but since selling it hasn't been back.
That is cool, I've been going to Moab for 30 years and didn't know about that house. There is a hand blasted cave in the rock behind the porta potties at the Dewey Bridge. Last time I was in there there were still old dynamite crates (empty) in there.I think I spotted it while camping up on Top of The World road. It's a house cut into the rock. Well, the ruins of a house. Who knows if it was ever occupied
When you're coming down from Cisco, about to enter the Colorado River canyon, look for a pullout on the right. Left click these pics if you can
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The guy had it wired. He had supports drilled up through the roof to help keep it intact. I think that's the kitchen over there
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As a real estate agent might say "forever views"
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The view out the second story
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This was my second time back there, first was maybe 13 years ago. Looked the same inside except for the hideous graffiti that you don't need to see.
When I got back down a truck hauling ATVs had pulled over and the occupants were out milling about. One was on crutches. "Dude!" I exclaimed. His knee was as swollen as any f'd up knee I'd ever seen. "Did it wrestling around the campfire last night while drunk".
Me, in my inestimable opinion, advised him not to do that again and handed him half a tube of some Arnica ointment I use on my aching body parts. Hope it helped, he was headed back home for possible surgery. No pics of his knee. Just imagine a half a cantaloupe fastened to his knee cap.