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Utah Trip 2009

Day 4 of 10

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Monday, April 13th
Landscape Arch hike

A bunch of people packed up and left the campground this morning, but by the end of the day it was full again. The weather today was once again perfect, and we made the very short drive to the Devils Garden trailhead to hike to Landscape Arch.

After the hike, it was only 2:30 in the afternoon and a bit hot, so we decided to drive into Moab again for ice cream and supplies. One thing I noticed when I drove to the grocery store was the Moab Mailing Center. Before we'd left for our trip I had scoured the web, trying to find a UPS Store that's open on Sunday in Utah. None to be found, partly due to the influence of the LDS church. Things just aren't open on Sundays. This meant that we'd have to ship our camping gear before then. At Capitol Reef, our last stop before leaving, the options are few, with the UPS Store in Richfield looking like the only option -- and that was a 75 minute drive away from Capitol Reef. I was hoping to avoid that. Luckily, this place in Moab gave us a better option. I stopped in to make sure they had large enough boxes and would ship our stuff out using UPS. They confirmed this, so I made a note to come back here on Thursday to ship our gear out.

We drove back into the park, then stopped at the Balanced Rock trailhead. As soon as I got out of the car, a man approached me and asked if I had a small screwdriver. The only thing I came up with was my tiny swiss army knife, which he proceeded to jam into the lock on his trunk, trying to get it open. The poor guy had locked his car keys in his trunk. The car doors were still open, but he had no way of getting to the keys. Apparently, since it was a convertible, there was no lever to pop the trunk open, and no way to get through the back seat. Eventually he flagged down a ranger who also was not able to help, so I assume he eventually had to call a tow truck or locksmith from Moab.

La Sal Mountains from Balanced Rock trailhead

Balanced Rock

La Sal Mountains from Balanced Rock trailhead

La Sal Mountains from Balanced Rock trailhead

After taking lots of pictures at Balanced Rock, we returned to our campground around 6pm and it was still quite hot. After dinner and campfire, it was off to bed.

Tree shadow on rock at Devils Garden campground


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