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Utah, Re-Ruined (Apr 2021)

We had unfinished business in Utah, after our Ruining Around Utah trip back in spring of 2019. An unseasonably wet winter meant that the higher elevation roads were still impassable due to snow, so one of our primary goals - the Lewis Lodge ruins - remained just out of reach. And I haven't gotten back since.

I'd had so much fun on that trip - searching for Native American ruins - that I decided it was time to go back. This time, the plan centered almost entirely around ruins - Lewis Lodge, Hotel Rock, Moon House, River House, Jailhouse, and wonders of Arch Canyon forming the backbone of the adventure. Of course, I'd see other things as well along the way as I travelled Cedar Mesa from Blanding to Bears Ears, and down Comb Ridge to Gooseneck State Park to Mexican Hat.

I'd get more than I bargained for, and then some. And I can't wait to go back again!

 

Stymied Again by Lewis Lodge - Re-Ruined #1 Stymied Again by Lewis Lodge - Re-Ruined #1 - We had unfinished business in Utah, after our Ruining Around Utah trip back in spring of 2019. An unseasonably wet winter that year meant that the higher elevation roads were still impassable due to snow, so one of our primary goals - the Lewis Lodge ruins - remained just out…
Alone in Arch Canyon - Re-Ruined #2 All Alone in Arch Canyon - Re-Ruined #2 - Perched on my little knoll in the middle of the road, I was happy that the night passed mostly windlessly so I could get some much needed sleep after the last couple of nights where I got almost none. Having gone to bed with clouds in the sky, but with…
Following Comb Ridge to Moonhouse - Re-Ruined #3 Following Comb Ridge to Moonhouse - Re-Ruined #3 - Headed north up Comb Wash, I didn't have far to go - a couple miles perhaps - before I reached the turn off to my next destination. Too, the road here was in great condition, making for quick travel times as I marveled at Comb Ridge through my windshield. Note:…
Repeat Failure, and Finally Redemption - Re-Ruined #4 Repeat Failure, and Finally Redemption - Re-Ruined #4 - Having missed all the sunrises to this point, I made a point of actually getting up when my alarm went off after a calm night up on Snow Flat. Turns out, that's a good way to actually see a sunrise - who knew? Layers. Looks like it's going to be…
Rig Review: What worked and what didn't on Utah, Re-Ruined? Rig Review: What worked and what didn't on Utah, Re-Ruined? - April 14, 2021 When I started Rig Reviews several years ago, I quickly found that after addressing a few significant items, most trips seemed to go smoothly, with relatively few notable issues - good or bad - cropping up along the way. But, on my last trip to Utah, that…

 

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