Summer 2017, Day 15: Fantasy Canyon and Shaare Shamayim (8/9/17)

Flying conditions were decent this morning:

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I walked across the road to fly.  After moving the wing a few times to line up with shifting winds, I launched flight #117:

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There’s the RV below:

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Overflying the badlands:

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Since I launched late in the morning, it was bumpy aloft, so I decided to cut the flight short and land.  Lining up for landing:

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Another great breakfast:

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We drove southwest, passing wild horses along the way:

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We arrived at our first stop, Fantasy Canyon.  We explored the interesting formations:

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Walking down the canyon:

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We left Fantasy Canyon, driving east into Colorado.  We stopped in Grand Junction to do the laundry, then continued on to overnight at Shaare Shamaim, a recently founded rural Jewish community:

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See the alternating light blue line on the trip map for today’s drive.

Summer 2017, Day 14: Killpecker Dunes, Flaming Gorge NRA, Dinosaur NM (8/8/17)
Summer 2017, Day 16: Shaare Shamayim to Lake City, CO (8/10/17)

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