Goosenecks & the Moki Dugway

We headed south and had Ollie set up at Goosenecks State Park by mid morning.  We were going to Natural Bridges National Monument by way of a stretch of road called the Moki Dugway, and we knew we didn’t want to have Ollie in tow.

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It was a beautiful drive, but they were serious when they said the speed limit is 5 MPH.

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We toured the Natural Bridges (among the largest in the world), then spent the rest of the day at Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum that tells the story of the Ancestral Puebloans who have populated this area since 1200 B.C.

Our camping spot is 1000 feet above the San Juan River, a prime example of an “entrenched river meander.”  It forms several goosenecks as it flows for 6 miles while making its way only 1 1/2 miles closer to Lake Powell.  screen-shot-2016-09-26-at-11-59-46-pm

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Can you spot Ollie on the rim of the canyon on the right?

Tonight we enjoyed a quiet sunset over the distant Monument Valley (tomorrow’s destination), followed by a lovely show of stars amid the Milky Way.

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5 thoughts on “Goosenecks & the Moki Dugway

  1. Thanks again for taking me along! Bet you were “sipping soda” as my Mom used to say; on some of those switchbacks What a view out your window Ollie does look a little lonesome though

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