We arrived in Moab this afternoon. We first secured a campsite on BLM land along the Colorado River, then hit Moab for more ice for the cooler (working great BTW). We looked into a few shops seeking a/c then decided to head for Dead Horse Point State Park.
So named because cowboys drove horses out onto the point and corralled them to catch, some evil cowboy left a herd trapped high above the Colorado River to die of thirst. I hope he’s feeling the heat now.
However it received its name, the Park is spectacular, with amazing views over the canyon below. Located north and at a higher altitude it was slightly cooler than our campsite was at 104 degrees.
After a taco dinner made with free range Colorado beef and Olathe, Colorado corn tortillas, we are sitting along the riverbank at the campsite, watching the birds (a great blue heron and as yet un-identified small -long tailed birds) and bats swooping above. It is hot but good to be here. We’ll head for Arches NP bright and early tomorrow.