Hell’s Revenge … not at all like the real thing.

Early in the morning ... letting the air out ...
Early in the morning … letting the air out …

We’re hitchhiking through Hell’s Revenge … one of the top 10 trails in Moab. It’s all on slickrock. The view from everywhere is killer. Arches, La Sal Mountains, the Colorado River, the town of Moab (waaayyy down there) … there’s never a dull moment. There will be a few puckering moments however!

Just climb over this to start ...
Just climb over this to start …
... then drive up this spine. Don't get distracted!
… then drive up this spine. Don’t get distracted!
OK ... head 'em up, move 'em on ...
OK … head ’em up, move ’em on …
Klaus is ready!
Klaus is ready!
Fearless leader shows the way.
Fearless leader shows the way.
Lock and load ...
Lock and load …
Nuthin' but good times ...
Nuthin’ but good times …
... and adventure for all ...
… and adventure for all …
... in air conditioned luxury ...
… in air-conditioned luxury …
... oops, there's my ride. Catch ya'all later!
… oops, there’s my ride. Catch y’all later!
Looks like follow the leader. If the vehicle in front disappears - stop!
Looks like follow the leader. If the vehicle in front disappears – stop!
Don't want to slip off the edge here ...
Don’t want to slip off the edge here …

That’s Moab way in the distance in the shot above. And dinosaur tracks in the rock right here.

Hey ... they eat tortugas, do they not?
Hey … they eat tortugas, do they not?
... but what a view!
… but what a view!
Just keep climbing up ...
Just keep climbing up …
... and don't slip ...
… and don’t slip …
... and keep an eye on fearless leader.
… and keep an eye on fearless leader.

The path is marked by yellow arrows painted on the slickrock … yellow for 4×4, white for cyclists.

Sometimes ya gotta go down to go up.
Sometimes ya gotta go down to go up.
Wouldn't want to get lost up here!
Wouldn’t want to get lost up here!

There’s not a lot of room for error … probably not a place to simply wander about.

Just fall down this rock face, and voila ...
Just fall down this rock face, and voila …
... come on down!
… come on down!
Seeing the road ahead ... it just disappears into the rocks.
Seeing the road ahead … it just disappears into the rocks.
Trust and obey ... there's no other way ...
Trust and obey … there’s no other way …
... but don't roll over the edge in the meantime.
… but don’t roll over the edge in the meantime.

It’s time for elevensies … and the scenic view of the Colorado has been worth every twist and turn along the way.

Too bad the camper can't get here!
Too bad the camper can’t get here!
Superb from any angle.
Superb from any angle.

Ah yes … to be continued after a few snack. Indeed!

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