Sunday, May 31, 2009

Day 11

Today we took a short drive west on Utah scenic highway 12 that connects highway 24 to US 89. Highway 12 transverses the Boulder Mountains almost at their very top of the ridge line providing fantastic views into the valleys on both sides of the mountain. We only drove to the 9600 summit on the eastern side so we did not experience the thrill of driving the ridge line this time. We will leave that for another trip when we do the whole loop tour of the Colorado Plateau.

In a few thousand feet we go from desert to forest

Looking back towards Capitol Reef from the Dixie Natural Forest

At 9600 feet we are approaching the tree line of Dixie National Forest.

From the summit of the Boulder Mountains we can see the mountains just east of the Comb Wash where we camped.

This completes the Colorado Plateau portion of our current trip. At day 11 we have toured about a third of northern Arizona / southern Utah scenic tour that we normally include in the loop.

At the juncture of highways 12 & 24 we will now make our way towards Layton, Utah for our grandson's high school graduation.

Dinner tonight was going to be pork chops, refried beans and rice but we stopped for lunch in Torrey. Raija had a large Ruben and Nancy & I a combination Mexican plate. Raija then decided that the pork chops will be for tomorrow night.

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