Road 163 to Monument Valley, if you come from the south, goes into Utah for all of a mile or so before the turn off into Monument Valley heads back into Arizona. That’s it for Utah, way too cold up there.
It was a frigid start and I was tired from the day before. But it was cheery to see horses wandering around downtown Chinle. I was enjoying coffee and egg and sausage McMuffin with a hash brown biscuit at McDonalds (super-fast internet connection at every one)
There’s a 17 mile loop around the park. At the gate it says no motorcycles but after a chat with a warden he’s fine with Lucinda.
Managing expectations is always hard, specially when your confronted with epic places such as this. The long and the short of it is sometimes they’re hard to meet when you’re a bit tired and quite cold. So no positive epic here, though the loop was a decent ride, specially now that Lucinda is riding like a champ, but I know how to recover from it and so I’m planning something unexpected.
But the drive around the park was fun. The videos so far have been pretty poor but they’ll improve. The biggest problem is knowing when to turn the GoPro on and when to leave it off, when you can’t see ahead, which I could this time, but iMovie takes way too long to process anything over a few minutes. So you stop it when you shouldn’t sometimes. I don’t know, should talk to Brian.
Then on to Page, AZ to warm up.