On this, Arches Canyonlands motorcycle trip, I only got us lost once, yes I have GPS, yes I have maps, yes I don’t always pay attention. Coming out of The Grand Canyon there is an intersection, one of those regular kind where you can turn left or right. I’m telling you right now that one of the most important times to either look at your map or turn on your GPS is at intersections.
But oh no, not when you’re me and you’ve got it all figured out in your head……..so about 50 miles down the road I start looking at the Vermillion Cliffs again and thinking hey wait a minute…..there is no way up over those massive beautiful cliffs and our motel is, “over there.” So I had to break the news to Karla, and that was OK, except it meant we would now have to break another one of our touring rules, “No riding after dark.” Yes since I have now added 100 miles to getting to the motel it would be after dark, way after dark. We had been passing roadside deer by the dozens which doesn’t bother me as much in the daylight.