Moab Utah working adventures.

Last Update: March 29, 2021

This was the begining of my site seeing journey yesterday, Sunday afternoon starting at the Colorado River at Moab Utah. Talk about big blue shy county!!

Well, this is a learning lesson for me for as I am doing this, I do not seem to have no control as to where the photo's end up in here.

However, the site seeing tour took me from Mexican Valley, up part of the Colorado River, then up into the mountains and back down the long way into Mexican Valley again just a few clicks from the compoound I am staying at during my quick little working stay here in Moab Utah.


I hope ya all enjoy the pics of part of my work day yesterday.


Scott.

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Suzay Premium
I like Dead Horse Point State Park, Moab Utah area, on top of a sandstone mesa overlooking the Colorado River.
It got its name from wild horse round-ups. The healthy and controllable horses were herded off to the nearest railroad for shipping and sale eastward.
The cull horses were left up on to of the Dead Horse Point Mesa, a natural corral with one entry and exit point.
Below they could see the water of the Colorado River but would die from lack of water to drink.

We went up there as a class of 24 Biology/Geology students from the Denver/ Boulder area, and our two Professors. This class was a Hoot.
We learned of crypto-gamic soils, or a pre-soil with the living part being algae-lichen symbiotic mix, with captured moisture from the air, dust, debris, etc, to form a "before it is soil."
This little stuff may capture a seed, and now the soil begins.
This process happens everywhere, as in the Tundra high altitude areas of Colorado, where the plants are 4 inches high or less, and it takes decades for a little growth. And off the trail wanderers destroy much!
Brine shrimp, tiny critters hatch out in small pools that form from snowmelt or rainstorms. We got a visit from a porcupine, amazing how beautifully they walk with all those crazy spines
Also, a skunk was evidently present, but it was being nice.

Dead Horse is a great place to visit, if camping, make reservation!

Horsethief Ranch is also in the area, and now some other B &B's.

Suzay
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Cali Premium
Wow, that is amazing. I was up for Ultra 4 racing setting up a video wall in the middle of Moab, and then on the course area where we had to 4x4 the trussing and panels in. I learned how to drive at 11 years old at Pismo beach California in my dads school days friend, they were always together for many many years, in his Blazer. I have been hooked to camping and off road stuff every since. But it is amazing to meet folks like you also, most of us who play off road, stick to the trails. I think the ultamate off roading would be in Russia, Still much over there that is not paved over and over built on so to speak. The trails over there demand on heck of a wild mindset, just getting supplies to the remote areas.

Anyway, Moab was so beautiful to me, and I meet a lady from down under there at the tire store, spare tire for my trailer died and it is a long drive back to SoCal.

Thanks for dropping in and saying hi.

Scott
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RobbysGirl Premium
Those pics are absolutely awesome. Coming from the small Caribbean island of Trinidad & Tobago we don't have landscapes that look anything like that. I can trade you pics of wonderful beaches and colourful flora and fauna if you like ... lol
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Cali Premium
Done deal, one day I intend to sail that way and I will be taking tons of photos for sure. What was fun for us was being down in Spanish Valley in the desert, then up in the mountains to see the snow. We even got to watch a small family of about 12 or so white tail dear. My coworkers is SoCall boy and he has never seen anything like that. Was fun adveture, and I got to learn how to post photos from my phone into a blog here at WA. Wiin win.
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drjec Premium
A little later this year, in retirement, this is one of the places we hope to visit on a long post long road. Thanks for the pictorial encouragement.
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Cali Premium
I am coming back here for sure, off road adventure, river adventure and some really awesome food. And it is so beautiful here. A must place to see on person!! Unless your a city folk type. 😂
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drjec Premium
I am a suburbanite now, but spent 35 years living in the wilderness off the grid so I love that kind of country.
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Cali Premium
35 years, wow. I get to work in San Francisco and that last 3 months, my next gig is working the off road race in the desert. I pick up my camper trailer, quad and go camping and working at the same time. I love the big open skies of the desert and the sun rises and sun sets. There are even some amazing moon rises out here.
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justcruzin Premium
I love Moab, it's not far from me and a great weekend getaway. Enjoy.
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Cali Premium
Oh I am going to come back here for sure, with my toys. I am a bit upset with myself for not unhooking the trailer and getting my Quad in the back of the truck. It is jeep week here right now, just amazing how many toys are out and about.
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justcruzin Premium
Yep, they are out there playing all summer long. Is this your first trip to Moab?
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Cali Premium
Yes, but certianly not my last.
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ElodieF4321 Premium
Love the scenery it'seems breath taking.
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Cali Premium
My coworker has never been outside of southern California, he is loving this out here. Glad you enjoy my joy of taking photos.
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Cali Premium
It is breathtaking !!
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