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July 23 - Lion's Back & South Fork Road
While in Moab, I had to try driving up the famous Lion's Back — a
sandstone ridge on private property that everyone wants to attempt.
(The owner claims he doesn't recommend doing the climb, but still has a
"slip $5 under the door" sign.) First you climb several hundred feet on
a 25° — 45° slope, and then do a 9-point turn-around at the top
of the rock before slowly descending the way you went up. My photos
don't do its size justice - but I like this shot on
someone else's web site.
I spent rest of the morning clambering around on the rocks again, back at Arches National Park.
In the afternoon, I drove Potash Road, South Fork Road, and the White Rim Trail along the Colorado River (and far below Dead Horse Point, where I just was the day before).