Frank and I chiseled out three weeks of October to take our camping rig - dubbed "Truck-a-mo" - to the Four Corners region: where Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico meet in a perfect cross.
As often happens with us, our grand expectations of what territory we would cover shrunk, as we realized that to really absorb the country we travelled through, we would need to see less to see more. Know what I mean?
So we mostly explored southeastern Utah.
Anyway, it has taken me this long to post pictures from the trip, and I have tried to be ruthless in my editing in order to select only the photos that tell the story. Frank has all the photos with me in them, so you will need to bug him about it if you want to see them.
We began by exploring Arches National Park.
Notice the guy atop the arch.
The view from our campsite along the Colorado River.
This road was built by uranium miners.
Island in the Sky District, Canyonlands National Park
A campsite on BLM lands near the Needles District of Canyonlands
The trails were challenging, varied and picturesque. One of our two favorite trails - this one in the Needles District.
We went to Mesa Verde National Park and learned as much about the ancestral Puebloans as we could absorb. Ask me about kivas.
A reconstructed kiva at Balcony House - sans roof.
A friendly national park ranger took our picture at Spruce Tree House.
(To be continued ...)