Day 1 - Utah
Saturday, August 12, 1978: We drove out west from Minnesota and visited Dewey Bridge near Moab, Utah.
|Here's how it looks now (as seen on Google Maps Street View).|
|The bridge was decommissioned in 1988, then destroyed by fire in 2008.|
|There's now a new bridge in its place, but the metal portion of the old bridge is still visible. It's only the wooden portion that has disappeared. Here's how it looks now.|
|But back to 1978: here's a closer look at the bridge.|
|We followed the Colorado River for a while en route to our next destination. Here's a pretty view about four miles from Dewey Bridge.|
|We arrived in Canyonlands National Park where we drove to the end of Grand View Point Road and enjoyed the view at Grand View Point. The Green River is in the canyon in the distance in this photo looking north.|
|Here's the view to the south from Grand View Point. The Colorado River is in the canyon in the distance toward the left. The Green and Colorado Rivers converge in this region.|
|Returning along Grand View Point Road, here is the view from Orange Cliffs Overlook to the west. That's the Green River in the distance.|
|Here's a view of Buck Canyon to the east.|
Here's the view from Candlestick Tower Overlook to the west.
|Finally, this is Mesa Arch, probably the most recognizable feature of Canyonlands.|
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