So, the week of freedom has come to an abrupt end and classes are back with a vengeance. The trip went great but I want to start by saying that it got off to a bad start. About and hour and an half before I left I realized that someone had stolen my singlespeed off of my porch. So if anyone sees a GT singlespeed that is completely plastered in stickers cruising around
Ok, on to the good stuff. The trip went well, we got into
Kim digging in
At least we all got along!?!?
On Monday we headed into Canyonlands with 80 gallons of water and enough food to feed a small army. On outdoor rec trips we budget $8 per person per day for food so we can eat like kings and I took the opportunity to plan some pretty sweet meals such as pizza in dutch ovens, stir fry, sourdough pancakes, pineapple upside down cakes, cobblers, deep fat fried doughnuts, fajitas, and a taco/chili dish. I figured that since I wasn't paying for groceries, why not have some fun. It was also my brothers 19th birthday while we were on the trail so I supprised him with a pineapple and cherry upsidedown cake with some candles. The first day we dropped down from
Some of the swithback on the way down, you can see a
4x4 on the way up if you look carefully
View from our camp on the first night
Day two was our longest calling for 26 miles. All the leaders were real impressed at how everyone rode the whole trip, even on our longest day, people were cranking out a pretty good pace. Our last few days we had tons of time to relax, get sunburn, and do some side hikes. We had tons of little injuries throughout the trip and I was constantly on the move with the first aid kit riding between groups and patching people up. Nothing major, which was great, but lots of cuts and bruises for sure.
On the side hike to a remote indian ruin lookout (we think)
overlooking a huge oxbow on the Green river
Cruising, just waiting for my radio to tell me
someone went down and needs the 1st aid kit
More sandy trail...
That spire in the middle of the picture is called the todem pole....
It's on my list of things I want to climb in Utah for sure
Home Sweet Home
Some good old switchback action on the 2200 ft
climb back out to civilization
Yeah, I don't know how I'm related to him sometimes