February 15th – Utah, Day 1
Posted on February 26, 2015
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About two weeks ago, David and I were driving back from a photography trip on the 2 when we started talking about the fact that we both had time off between February 15th to the 24th, and how that might be perfect timing to take the Utah mountain biking/camping roadtrip that we wanted to do before Lake Powell but never got the chance to. After a few hours of talking, we decided we were going to make it happen.
Part of the reason this was so under wraps and wasn’t discussed at all on the site (since I usually post about cool stuff I’m doing) was because we were going to be traveling through Zion National Park towards the end of the trip, and since Zion is about 30 minutes outside of St. George, I wanted to surprise McKenna. Therefore, nothing really went on the website but small hints (WHICH SHE DIDN’T SEE ANYWAYS BECAUSE APPARENTLY SHE NEVER CHECKS THE WEBSITE) about the fact that I might be going on a trip somewhere. David’s website was less subtle in the lead-up, but we still tried to keep it on the down-low.
Nevertheless, the coolest part about all of this was the fact that this wasn’t some big trip that we had 6 months to prepare and save for; it went from zero to a hundred in less than two weeks, with David picking up a new mountain bike for Moab and preparing the truck (henceforth referred to as “trusty steed” in the context of these Utah posts), while I got all of my photography gear cleaned, wiped, and ready for the trip as well as getting all of my camping gear prepared. I spent all of Saturday the 14th cooking massive meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and on the 15th, David got off shift at Lake Stevens, picked me up at 9am, and we got underway.
So, I’ll include the driving stats. They get impressively large, especially by the last day.
|Departure||Destination||Drive Time||Total Drive Time||Mileage||Total Mileage|
|Everett WA||Salt Lake City UT||13.5 Hours||13.5 Hours||886||886|