The road less travelled

The road less travelled

Friday, May 29, 2015

Jeeping the 7 mile rim trail

We have been here in Moab and finally went Jeeping. What the H*** you say. Yes it is true. For one thing we don't own a Jeep so that makes it hard to do in the first place. Second our neighbors felt sorry for us and invited us along for a Jeeping good time. I had a great time but I don't think I can get Lisa to do it every day. The trail we went along on was called the 7 mile rim trail. There were 5 other couples that went also so we had a nice group to go with.
Convoy of Jeeps
One thing to know about any Jeep trails here in Moab is that they all have ledges and lots of climbing. Also very bumpy. I have to keep checking to find out where my spleen was all day.
Our hosts Leyman and Jane
This trail winds around a ledge for many miles (maybe 7, hmmm.) and there is a Arch up in there.
Uranium arch
Like I have said before, every trail and road leads to something beautiful and different.
The view from the rim
We went farther and farther into this wilderness area. Leyman has been Jeeping for 50 years. He is like the local authority in the camp ground on all the trails so he was the wagonmaster. Our lunch spot for the day was between the rock formations "The Monitor and Merimac". For those that have been here before you know the formations. We had no idea you could drive out to them, let alone have lunch between them. They are named after the two iron clad ships that fought each other during the Civil war.

The Monitor

Breathtaking.
The Merimac
We had lunch at the base of these two formations.
Lunchtime!
This area of Utah is so unbelievable. We were here 7 years ago and just got a taste of it. Just enough to make us want to come back. If you have never been to this area, try it. It will not disappoint. 

Having one with Frosty.


4 comments:

  1. I saw the title of your post and thought maybe you pulled the trigger on a Jeep! Glad to see that you were able to get out and hit the trails. Looks like a great trail too!

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  2. It was a 4 out of 10. There was one Rubicon without a lift and he was able to make the whole trail. So next time you can take Barb for a romantic lunch.

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    1. It was amazing being in between those formations. There was a flat area about 4-5 football fields large.

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