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Along the White Rim Trail, 2017, Part 3

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We had a good night at Candlestick camp and before we were up we were passed by the only other person going our direction (besides a lone bicycle) the entire trip.  Before long we were out of camp and back on the trail.  We didn’t have too far to go for day three, but there was a hike on the list that would take a bit of time.

 

As you make your way upriver along the Green there begin to be bottoms that seem to be big flat bars along the river.  They may have had extensive cottonwood galleries at one time but now the tamarisk has mostly taken over.  There are still some nice cottonwoods to be found too.  We passed Valentine Bottom, Unknown Bottom, Queen Anne Bottom, Beaver Bottom and Potato Bottom.  Somewhere in there the White Rim started getting closer and closer to the level of the river.  In hindsight it should have been obvious that we were seeing the last of it, but we didn’t really realize it until it was gone.  I would have said goodbye.

The White Rim approaches the level of the river

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Along the White Rim Trail, 2017, Part 2

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Day two on the White Rim Trail was another blue sky day and we had the luxury of not being in the hurry we had been in the last few days.  Nevertheless we were up and soaking in the scenery and the sun and were on the road before too late in the morning.

 

White Rim and La Sal Mountains

 

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Along the White Rim Trail, 2017, Part 1

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After our tour of several southern Utah National Parks it was time to settle in to Canyonlands for a few days.  We left our camp along the Colorado River outside of Moab fairly early and stuck out for the White Rim Trail.

 

The White Rim Trail (Shafer Trail) Becons

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