Several of the others in the group left this morning.
The only ones left were Cheryl and Dennis M, Becky and Dennis K, Patti and I.
We met at the Lions Park parking lot at the intersection of 191 and 128 at 9:00 and headed east on 128 along the river again. We were headed for the Top of the World for lunch.
Patti and I had driven this trail last year but none of the others had so we guided the trip.
Once again we stopped at the Dewey Bridge to air down.
This time however we followed the road to the south. The first five miles were on a graded dirt road.
Along the way we passed these folks herding some cattle up the road.
We continued along the road
until we came to the turnoff for the top of the world.
The trail starts out as a narrow dirt road but quickly becomes rocky with many steep ledges to climb.
Here are a few pictures of the trail.
Patti got another flower picture along the way.
Eventually after a bone jarring couple of miles we came to the top of the world at 7088 feet, just in time for lunch.
The views are great.
Here is Dennis M standing on a rock overhang enjoying the view.
The trail has a loop at the top that connects back to the main trail about a mile back down the mountain. It is actually rougher than the trail going up although the pictures don’t show how rough it actually is.
This trail is probably the bumpiest trail that we have driven on even though the obstacles aren’t as technically challenging.
We got back to the highway around 2:30, aired up the tires and headed for home. Even though the ride wasn’t very long we are still pretty beat up.
Around 5:00 we went to dinner at the Szechuan Chinese Restaurant. The food was fantastic and we ate every bit.
Tomorrow will be our last ride in Moab for this year. We will be following Dennis M, on a trail ominously called “Steel Bender”.
I’ll let you know how that works out.