Saturday, September 5, 2015 : Canyonlands, The Needles

 

roadmap us mark 5 5 us A relatively short drive, in a typical western setting.
attractions us mark 5 5 us Newspaper Rock, the Needles in Canyonlands and their many hiking trails, and the old camp at Cave Spring are more than enough to keep us busy for the day.
weather us mark 3 5 us The day begins with a few drops at the visitor center and ends up with an otherwordly storm shortly before arriving in Blanding. In between, fine weather, with a few thin white clouds here and there.
hotel us mark 3 5 us The Quality Inn in Blanding is a rather basic hotel, but clean and well tended. We have a dinner of pizzas bought at the service station next door. The next day, breakfast is rather basic.
 

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A really beautiful day, despite a few highly troublesome drops of water when arriving in Canyonlands. A very active day, with quite some hiking.
  favorite us The ranger at the visitor center. Not only does she know Canyonlands like the back of her hand, but she also seems to know all other National Parks in the United States !