Moab was the last Jeep Jamboree on our trip, as well as the 2009 season, so after the event we headed to Arches National Park, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, and one of my favorite national parks on the trip…Zion. All of the parks were worth visiting but I could spend a week or two just hiking in and around Zion, taking in the serenity of nature’s creation. We then forged on and with one more night of camping planned before our arrival back in Georgetown, we stayed in the Kodachrome State Park in Utah.
Our last day on the road took us to one more stop on our route, which was Mono Lake, located on the Nevada/California border. Mono lake is ten times saltier than the ocean, and the salt creates spires called “Tufa Towers.” After leaving Mono, we headed over the mountains into the Sierra Nevada’s, through Lake Tahoe, and finally back to Georgetown where it all began.
This trip was an incredible adventure and will stay with me in mind and conversation for the rest of my days. Given the chance, I would do it all over again and I would encourage anyone who has the opportunity to do so as well. There is so much cultural and environmental diversity in the U.S., from the landscape to the people to the wheeling and outdoor adventures. I only wish for all of you that read this that you have an opportunity to experience an adventure like we were able to. If you do, it’ll be a whirlwind of memories that will last a lifetime.
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