Date: October 9, 2008
On Thursday I decided to go on another official trail ride which was lead by Alex. He likes to lead a new trail every year that he has never run before, and this year he chose to check out Dome Plateau. Lucky for me, this was also an area that I wanted to explore, so I volunteered to tailgun for him as well. He did his homework on the area, and we only missed one turn the whole day, but he quickly realized it and got us turned around right away.
This trail starts out just passed the Dewey Bridge across the Colorado River, which means it's about 30 miles from Moab and another 30 miles back. Plus the route we followed was around 36 miles long, so it turned out to be a long day on the trail. We actually ended up making it back to town just in time for the Show and Shine at Swanny City Park I really enjoyed exploring this area, and there are a number of other roads in the area that I want to get back an explore.
We stopped by the Dewey Bridge to regroup before hitting the trail
Starting down the trail
After following some lesser travelled roads, we made our way to a nice overlook above Professor Valley where we also stopped for some lunch.
After lunch we made our way to check out La Boca Arch
From the back
After the arch, we headed over to Cave Springs