Gallery: Utah Backroads from Canyonlands to Beef Basin
- Category: Adventures
- on Fri Jul 29, 2011
- by Mark Stephens on Fri Jul 29, 2011 - (5) Comments
It's not too frequent that I take a fellas-only trip, and that's either a bummer or something my doctor would applaud. For instance, three days of living on hotdogs, cheeze puffs, and mediocre-at-best canned light beer (vented wide mouth!) doesn't do a body good. I'm not letting out any deep secrets about trips with the boys. That's the menu - likely all across the land, give or take an ingredient. Everyone knows it's an unusual dude who cooks in favor of nutritional value, balance, and class when there are no lovely blondes, brunettes, or red heads nearby to impress.
But let's talk about Utah. Southern Utah. Last September I spent the better part of a week driving through parts of Canyonlands and a lesser-known slice of heaven called Beef Basin. It was just me, my dad, and a few colleagues from the midwest who rented a Jeep in Moab and asked us to map a route that'd get us well off the grid for a few days.
If you can make it through all 50 photos here, you'll see some wicked cool things. At least I hope you'll find them cool. Ancient Pueblo ruins, inspiring red sandstone cliffs against crisp blue skies, a campfire or two, a crescent moon, unbelievable canyons. Maybe more. I shared these with a few friends when I came home, and then forgot about them. Until now. I figured you'd enjoy a few of these -