After the Harvest We took off for a ride over the La Sals. Glenn stoked up his Jeep pre-runner, and up the hill we went.
Just look at that mountain...
We stopped by to look at Geyser Lake as it's a part of their irrigation system. The check valve was hopelessly clogged with winter storm debris. Glenn figure this would take a backhoe to fix.
Buddy had fun just the same.... He's a mtn dog, no little sticks for him
If that small landslide gets any bigger it might take the road, up there on top, with it.
We traveled around the Mtn on the east side. Our route went to nearly 9000 ft whereas the peak is at 12800. The valley at Paradox is routinely a 100 degrees or so. The locals all have a vacation trailer or cabin up the hill for heat relief. It's their style of air conditioning. Works for them....and the beauty of the mtn is good mental therapy as well.
The Cocopelli trail went down there in that valley. I'd been there on my DS bike a few years ago.
Further on we approached Castle valley on the north side of the La Sals.
There are some great red cliffs there bordering the Co River before it gets to Moab.
Eventually we reached the Co River. I'd never seen it so high. Nearer to Moab it was over parts of the bike path along the river.
We finished the day off with lunch at Micky D's. I'm a big spender so I bought.
We rode back through old La Sal. They pointed out the old building where Enid's GGD started his store back in the 1880's. They pointed out the road to the defunct Cashan Copper mine. These are all places that I have to go see.
I reckon I'll have to make at least one more trip to see Glenn and Enid.
......sadly, I'll leave for the trip home in the morning......