We drove from the Hall family reunion in Keystone, Colorado to Moab, Utah to see what we could see.
First night, we explored Dead Horse Point State Park. Wonder about the name?

Before the turn of the 19th century, mustang herds ran wild on the mesas nearby. Cowboys used a unique promontory as a natural corral into which they drove the horsess. The only escape was through a narrow, 30-yard neck of land controlled by fencing. Cowboys roped and broke the corralled mustangs, keeping the better ones for personal use; others they sold to eastern markets. According to one legend, the cowoys left a band of broomtails on the Point with the gate supposedly left open so the horses could leave. For some unknown reason, the mustangs remained on the Point where they died of thirst within sight of the Colorado River, 2,000 feet below.

Unfortunately, it's hard to photograph "the corral" from land. Time to use your imagination.


The following day, we explored Arches National Park by car and foot.
The terrain was breathe-taking, and so was the heat!