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City: Prescott Valley
State: AZ
Country: USA
Begins: Mar 27, 2018
Direction: Eastbound

Daily Summary
Date: Fri, Apr 13th, 2018
Start: Prescott Valley, AZ
End: Cedar Mesa, Utah
Daily Distance: 0
Trip Distance: 51.2

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 27
Journal Visits: 585
Guestbook Views: 6
Guestbook Entrys: 1

Driving back to Utah

We're off again despite an unexpected delay. The plan was to leave Wednesday but apparently I ate something that didn't agree with me on Tuesday. Saved us from a couple more days of heinous wind but a voluntary delay would certainly have been more comfortable. It was nice to observe the effects of the wind from the couch yesterday especially as we thought back to the hardships of it on spring trails like the AZT and the GET. Today had ugly wind forecast along with cold temperatures and it was already windy and only 33 degrees when we left the house this morning.
As we drove through, much of Monument Valley was viewed through a veil of blowing dust and only the ravens seemed unhindered by the strong wind.
We're camped at 6,100 feet on Cedar Mesa and the wind chill in Blanding, Utah felt like 36 degrees this afternoon according to my phone's weather. We're hoping it warms up and that it's worth the discomfort because it's times like this that we wonder why we left our cozy home.
Tom chivalrously made us burritos in the cold wind - if it were left to me, I would have glumly eaten a granola bar and called it good enough. We tried to wait for less wind to set up the tent after what happened to the last one, but it was getting really cold and the forecast looked as though it would gust through midnight.

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Canyon Country 2018

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