Day 135

Friday, October 7, 2005Moab, UT
Miles: 15881Happy Birthday, Dad!

Our deer-y friends greeted us again this morning and kept us company while we made pancakes. We went out on a nice hike along a ridge line and saw some beautiful views, as well as a very gross carcass. Apparently, we had interrupted a lunching hawk. Ew.

After our hike, we headed to Monument Valley, which wasn't originally in our itinerary, but it was so pretty there, with red rocks jutting into the sky, that we decided we had to. And it was well worth it. The views and formations were amazing and it was so peaceful when we got off the highway. Vantom enjoyed the red dirt bath.

As we drove towards Moab, the sun set and the moon rose in a beautiful, dusky moment. The sky was so big, that the sunset took on ridiculous proportions. We made it to Moab and took in the giant crimson wall that hems in Moab.