The saga of four (then three) bicyclists peddling from San Francisco, CA to Yorktown, VA
The end at Yorktown
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Torrey to Blanding in Two Days
Colorado River at Lake Powell
Dusty/Rocky Camp Site. Lake Powell.
See Gary's post below about the route from Torrey to Hanksville. They rode that 50 miles and finished by 10:30 AM. I drove Gary to Green River while Pete and Dave continued another 45 miles to Lake Powell at Hite crossing the place where the Colorado River enters Lake Powell. I caught up with them there and we set up camp on the shore of Lake Powell. The camp site wasn't very nice - rocky and dusty. The wind blew most of the night. But the stars! It's been a long time since I could actually see a sky full and see the milky way too.
We left Lake Powell for Blanding after cooking breakfast in a fish cleaning facility. The route again took us through different scenery than any other days. (I wish I had Gary's talent for description.) Natural Bridges National Monument was along the route. Here is a Google project for you. Why are some areas called National Parks and others are called National Monuments?
The days ride covered 79 miles. Tomorrow we say goodbye to Utah and hello to Colorado.