The Maze D2

Photo documentary of our trip into The Maze in Utah

Day one alerted us to a potential issue and Day 2 confirmed it.  We had discussed our gas needs with the company we rented our vehicle from.  The said feill up at the last stop and you will be fine in the Maze.  We didn't carry extra gas.  We were assured that they had rented jeeps many times for this same route.  Lesson learned always carry more fuel than you need. Don't rely on office staff to tell you how much fuel you will need.  Always have a back up plan.  Day two was epci.  More great roads, challenges, mt. biking, and encounters with other adventureres that would add to our trip!
On the road with some questionalbe storm clouds on the horizon.
The aventure couple.  Ready for it!
Not single track but at times fairly technical.  You can't snooze.  That is for sure!
La Ruta!
David.
Threatening storm clouds.  Heavy rain and thunder and lightning can change the desert from a dry parched killer to a flash flood in a short amount of time.  Keep your eye on the weather.  Plan for for it and be ready!
Break time at an intersection.
Teh clouds were amazing!
A landscape of amazing beauty, ruggedness, and absolutely devoid of humans.
Lisa Boyd and David riding the road while I drove.
Red is the color of the landscape!
Primross in sand.
I'm not sure what this plant is.
David's mt. bike at an intersection.
Lisa Boyd driving the jeep.
They are serious about this!
Surrounding cliffs.
This area gets interesting.
Primitive off road track no warning signs!
The perils of a hitch rack on technical terrain.  We just lifted the hitch while we drove the jeep over the low ground clearance areas.  It was a challenge but just added some interesting challenge to our trip.
The perils of a hitch rack on technical terrain.  We just lifted the hitch while we drove the jeep over the low ground clearance areas.  It was a challenge but just added some interesting challenge to our trip.
Beautiful adventurous Lisa Boyd driving the jeep.
Our jeep with limited width navigating the sketchest section of our road trip.
Now is not a time to be timid!
Visualize cliff drop  below.  Challenge.  Naviage technical rock features requiring good navigation very close to precipice due to rock fall.
And it gets narrower and more precise!
Our jeep with limited width navigating the sketchest section of our road trip.
Crossing the narrow channel
Up over the other side.
Did it!  Done.  Success with a little bit of scary thrown in!
Now David is back on the mt. bike!
And it gets narrower and more precise!
Sandstone shelves.
Looking back
Rock drop with rack on the back.  A need for a spotter.
Down the sandstone slope.  Much easier to ride with a mt. bike then to drive.
Up over the other side
The views from our second camp.
The Maze and Mesas!
Did it!  Done.  Success with a little bit of scary thrown in!
Redrum...
Rock formation.
Now David is back on the mt. bike!
Crystals.
David climbing the rock
Sandstone shelves.
  My adventure husband.  How does it get any better?  It doesn't.  A shared life is a rich life!
The Maze
Looking back
Fossils of prehistoric plants
Petrified prehistoric plants.  They look like something out of X files.  Luckily we came away without any drama or alien sightings.
Rock drop with rack on the back.  A need for a spotter.
The hard on.
Day 2 brought some drama.  The amount of gas that we had may not be enough to get us through and out of the Maze.  Lesson 1: Ddon't listen to the desk jockey at the rental jeep place.  Lesson 2: Always carry more gas then you need.  Lesson 3: Always drive a diesel engine!  The only vehicles we ran into carrying extra gas were carrying diesel.
Dwon the sandstone slope.  Much easier to ride with a mt. bike then to drive.
View from the next camp/
The views from our second camp.
The Maze and Mesas!
Redrum...
Rock formation.
Sign to our primitive camp.
Red rock formation.
Crystals.
David climbing the rock
  My adventure husband.  How does it get any better?  It doesn't.  A shared life is a rich life!
The Maze
Petrified prehistoric plants.  They look like something out of X files.  Luckily we came away without any drama or alien sightings.
The hard on.
Day 2 brought some drama.  The amount of gas that we had may not be enough to get us through and out of the Maze.  Lesson 1: Ddon't listen to the desk jockey at the rental jeep place.  Lesson 2: Always carry more gas then you need.  Lesson 3: Always drive a diesel engine!  The only vehicles we ran into carrying extra gas were carrying diesel.
View from the next camp/
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