Hot Days in the Maze - September 2020

Mendocino

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We took three trucks and six people to Utah and had a great time in the Maze. We stayed at Panorama Point, the Doll House (1), and a spectacular spot on BLM in Hatch Canyon.

The trip was hot, with temperatures up to 108 F. We also had some mechanical drama: lack of fuel, flat tires, and other smaller issues that truly made this a great adventure.

The crew was great, and all got along well. @Romer , Daughter of Romer (Rachel) , @Ann, myself and two others made the trek. We did community meals and had a great mix of culinary delicacies.

Given it was Labor Day weekend, it was amazing that we saw a total of six vehicles, a Hippie chick in a van and one hunter on the BLM. This was really cool considering we covered over 200 miles in four nights.

Here's some images.
Entrance sign - 1.jpg


Dunes - 2.jpg

Dunes on the way into the Maze.

Robbers Roost Spring - 3.jpg

Robber's Roost Spring.

Pano-200-sunset - 5.jpg

Panorama Point with 200 at Sunset.

Pano-at--sunrise - 7.jpg

Panorama Point at Sunrise with La Salle's in the distance.

Teapot Canyon - 8.jpg

Teapot Canyon.

The Wall - 9.jpg

The Wall.

Sunset Dollhouse 1 - 10.jpg

Sunrise @ Doll House 1. Epic!

Its hot - 11.jpg

It's hot!

Carnitas prep - 12.jpg

Carnitas preparation.

Moonrise - Organ - 13.jpg

Moonrise over the Organ Pipe Campground with 200.

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Ken contemplating the Special Theory or Relativity; particularly Time Dilation.
 

Romer

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It was an awesome trip @daughterofromer and I had a great time. We could drive up and down the Dirty Devil :) because it was empty, dry as a bone

I was contemplating the spacial effects of a Warp Bubble for interstellar space with my morning coffee with one of the best views around

It was interesting to note that the high heat did use fuel at a quicker rate, or at least it seemed to. With my main tank, sub tank and gas can I had more fuel then the last time I did the maze, yet was extremely low heading out for a gas station. Something for others to be mindful of. I was still on full in Green River and elected not to stop off (Regretted it later) as I still had 36 or so gallons which was more than the 30 gallons I had when I did it before in much cooler weather. Different itinerary though probably added about 30 miles for the in maze to out drive, this included some back tracking to find a lost water can.

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jps8460

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Looks like a killer trip guys!! Thanks for sharing.
 

Rzeppa

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Damn, miss Cruise Moab. Looks like an awesome time and great memories. If it weren't already posted here, that would have made a nice feature article for Toyota Trails.
 

LARGEONE

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Did you guys have to fight off the RingTailed Cats at Dollhouse? Man, the last time I was there, they were climbing all over the top of my truck and they got into my truck and ate an apple and left it on my driver seat! Those suckers are persistent!
 

Mendocino

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Did you guys have to fight off the RingTailed Cats at Dollhouse? Man, the last time I was there, they were climbing all over the top of my truck and they got into my truck and ate an apple and left it on my driver seat! Those suckers are persistent!
No Ring Tailed Cats on this trip Paul. We saw mice and birds.
 

Romer

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A lesson learned, if you are going to eat fish for dinner, have a sealed bag to toss the remains. The smell the next day of the Trasharoos was potent
 

Stuckinthe80s

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I'm glad I'm not the only one learning odorific lessons in that area. ;)
 
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