The Handwriting Is On The Wall

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I’ve been to Moab, Utah region many times and have found with each visit that there is always something new to discover. Potash Road, as I found out during our October trip, is a must see and do. Just North of town near the entrance to Arches National Monument, a road crosses and follows the mighty Colorado River. Vertical red rock canyon walls are Mother Nature’s embellishment to a landscape that is an absolute world of art. Slow down and look a little closer and you’ll find that the Native Americans were inspired to follow suit. Rock Art is everywhere and mostly untouched for centuries except here and there where someone felt to compelled to destroy it.

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If you continue up the road beyond the pavement, you will find yourself skirting a number of tailings ponds, leftover from the cold war era uranium mines. You’ll want to make sure you have a high clearance vehicle, preferably four wheel drive because this is no place to have car problems. I didn’t even want to stop to take pictures for fear that we might start glowing in the dark. We continued on up the road and eventually ended up driving through a real life Hollywood movie set (read my recent post “The Accidental Paparazzi”) before climbing up to the entrance of Canyonlands National Park.

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Mankind leaves an indelible imprint on the land, there is no way around it. Hopefully, we will learn from past mistakes and strive to make our mark on the world one that says we were a caring and respectful people. If we don’t….well, the handwriting is on the wall.

7 thoughts on “The Handwriting Is On The Wall

  1. I have some of these same photos. I go to Moab every April to ride my dirt bike. If you follow Potash Road it takes you through the Canyon (we did it last year with the Tahoe) and you wind up at the entrance to Canyonlands. Just read in our paper that Pinon Canyon has the country’s highest number (over 300) of petroglyphs in the nation. Have a Blessed Thanksgiving Grandpa. 🙂

    Bill Boeck3022 Comanche DriveWalsenburg, CO 81089P 719-738-2820 I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. Thomas Jefferson

    Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2015 15:33:10 +0000 To: bill_boeck41@msn.com

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