This area of rocky wilderness was made a National Park in 1964. Before that the rugged area was know only by American Indians, cowboys, river explorers and uranium prospectors. The Colorado and Green rivers have carved two huge canyons through the Colorado Plateau. The 527 square mile park is a wild area with dirt roads for four wheeler vehicles, hiking trails for the adventurer, rivers for boating adventures and home to Bighorn sheep, coyotes and other native animals.
Standing on the top of the plateau you can see for miles over deep ravines that have been carved out by water erosion over the centuries. Very different from the Arches National Park we were in the day before. However, this is where you will find Mesa Arch, which happens to be Dwain's favorite. It is also known as the Island in the sky and frames a spectacular view of the ravines below. For the brave of heart, dirt roads have been carved out all the way down into the valley below. No, we did not dare to try our 4X4 truck on one of these roads!!
Well, it's about time for another trip "Down Under". Sept 6 we leave for Australia and what Lorraine is billing as her "last trip home". This will be Dwain's fifth trip there to visit his in-laws and see that wonderfully beautiful and unique country. This is really our only big trip this year. An earlier trip in 2016 to Oregon was cut short by health problems. All that is well now and we are rarin' to go. We'll do our best to keep posting regular blogs and notes so you can enjoy our experiences and see the sights through Lorraine's photos.... full info